Having run a private telecommunications business, Spencer knows that government doesn’t create jobs. However, government can help foster an environment where businesses and individuals can create, compete, and succeed. High taxes, regulations, and a misaligned education system hinders growth and job creation. Spencer has played a leading role in Utah’s decade-long record-setting growth and prosperity. Utah has added more than 250,000 jobs during his tenure as Lt. Governor. Spencer knows that a prosperous economy will follow policies that keep taxes low and regulations to a minimum.