Larry’s top priority is his family. He and his wife, Marlee, have three sons, two in college and one serving an LDS church mission. The family enjoys playing and watching sports, traveling, and game nights. Marlee is a published author of medieval fiction and enjoys riding her horse and hiking with the family dogs.
Larry is an experienced local government leader. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Southwestern Special Service District, which supervises the volunteer fire department in his community, in 2014 and was re-elected in 2015. Larry served as Chairman of the Board in 2016 and is currently the District Clerk. Larry has focused on assuring that the District complies with State laws, keeps taxes low, and provides quality services on a limited budget.
Larry has been a leading conservative voice since getting involved in the Republican Party as a college student. He met Marlee at BYU while serving as an officer of the College Americans Club, which sponsored a symposium on the Constitution. In law school, Larry helped charter a student chapter of the Federalist Society, a national organization for conservative attorneys.
In the past seventeen years, Larry has organized the Dixie Republican Forum, the Southern Utah Coalition for Life, the Citizens Council on Illegal Immigration, and the Citizens Review Panel. These organizations have taken the lead in advocating for school choice, protesting Planned Parenthood, opposing illegal immigration, and protecting civil rights in Washington County.
Larry has also been a leader in the Utah Republican Party. He has served in all of the precinct-level offices, as a county and state delegate, as a county party vice-chair, and as a state central committee member. In 2008 and 2016, he was honored to represent Utah as a national delegate at the Republican National Conventions.
In addition to family, work, and politics, Larry volunteers his time to help others. He has served as an adult leader for many years in both Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts, and particularly enjoys teaching merit badges, such as Citizenship in the Nation and Wilderness Survival, to the Scouts. He volunteers at the Talk to a Lawyer free legal clinic and was the pro bono general counsel for the St. George Citizens Review Panel.