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Melanie grew up in a small town in Minnesota, where she spent many summer days on the farms owned by aunts and uncles. After graduating from the U of Minnesota, Melanie earned her law degree at the University of Illinois. In law school, she developed a passion for our Constitution and for the legal needs of families. Melanie helped families as a Trusts and Estates attorney for 10 years. With their second child on the way, she and her husband Frank, a West Point graduate and Army veteran, made the decision for her to leave law practice and dedicate herself to family. As a mother, Melanie has served in many leadership roles in her school, church, and nonprofit communities. The Covid pandemic and leadership in Washington have brought unprecedented controversy into our education system. Melanie believes the families of Utah deserve leaders who will uphold their values and fight extremism in schools, while getting the focus back on quality education. She knows that her faith, strong work ethic, and focus on our Constitutional freedoms is needed to uphold American values for our children, and for future generations. Melanie has two children in school, ages 11 and 13. She has great respect for the hard work of our dedicated teachers and will work to reduce burdens on teachers, streamline reporting, cut excess professional education, and free teachers to get back to what they love, teaching.