Daniela Harding, a lifelong Republican and dedicated community leader, calls East Layton home with her husband Doug and two of their teenagers, (with the oldest teenager away at college). Her commitment to conservative principles shines through her work as a former Chair of the Davis County Republican Party (where she served for two terms) as well as serving as a former Layton Planning Commissioner. She has also served as a county and state delegate and on the UTGOP State Central Committee, where she was part of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee for two terms. She was elected as an Alternate Delegate to represent Utah at the Republican National Convention in 2020 and has also been a member of the UTGOP Convention Committee. Now as a candidate for the Utah House of Representatives, Daniela is laser focused on defending religious freedoms, upholding family values, preserving the Second Amendment, and championing the individual rights of all House District 16 residents.

DCRP Platform Disclosure

I AGREE with ALL areas of the Platform

DCRP Candidate Questions

Q. Clearly articulate your position as it relates to the Davis County Republican Constitution principles and values and how you will implement those principles and values in your decision-making. 75 words or less

A. During my two terms as Davis County Republican Party Chair, I sought to promote the conservative principles found within our DCRP Platform, Constitution and Bylaws and used them as a guide in leading our party. Each of these entities are what brought us as Republicans together and it is important that these values and principles are staunchly defended and promoted, which I pledge to do as a member of the Utah House of Representatives.

Q. If you do not agree with any of the principles and values of the Davis County Republican Constitution, provide why you do not agree and offer an alternate position and support that position. 75 words or less

A. I am very familiar with the DCRP Constitution and its contents. This is an important document as its purpose is twofold: 1) To seek, support and select capable candidates for public office and 2) to govern the DCRP. There is no portion that I do not agree with and feel that as members, we should work even harder to promote its principles and values as its contents are of the utmost importance within our party.

Q. Governing is difficult work and requires standing for positions that may be unpopular or are popular. In either case, your approach to advocate for positions requires leadership skills. Please describe in detail your decision-making process and your ability to negotiate with others to put forward your ideas and approaches. 75 words or less

A. Alexander Hamilton once said “Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.” If we as Republicans do not have our conservative principles and values in place, we are subject to accepting the status quo and this would be detrimental to our party. Collaboration is key when working towards productive dialogue and resolution. My extensive leadership background has given me a unique skillset to work effectively with others to find the best solutions to hard issues.