Piper was born in Provo, Utah and raised in Cody, Wyoming. In high school she became keenly interested in politics and was thrilled for the opportunity to attend Girls State and Girls Nation. The highlight during her stay in Washington, D.C. for Girls Nation was meeting with her hometown political hero, Senator Al Simpson, and discussing an issue he was focused on at the time: immigration (and this was way back in 1985). 

The day after graduating from high school, Piper moved to Provo to attend Brigham Young University. She met her sweetheart there and they have made Utah their home ever since.

Along the way, Piper joined the U.S. Army Reserve to help offset some school costs and to experience a great adventure for a few years. Those few years of adventure turned into 20 years of invaluable life learning. She served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, starting as a legal specialist Private and eventually becoming a senior paralegal/court reporter Sergeant First Class before retiring. Piper's two decades in the military helped her learn the meaning of teamwork, and also helped shape and educate her worldview. She got to work and train alongside other soldiers from vastly different backgrounds than her own, all while working toward a common goal. 

Piper also became a mother of three boys along the way, which taught her all kinds of other things, especially patience and fixing broken furniture. She learned the importance of education in her children’s lives and took facilitating their learning very seriously, and experienced first-hand some of the unique educational challenges that Utah faces, such as large class sizes and teacher shortages.

Piper enjoyed her time with kids in the house, and now that her boys are grown, she looks forward to turning her focus to work as your representative for a United Utah and help solve some of our most pressing issues.

Piper is running for the Utah State Legislature from District 72 here in beautiful Iron County. She's proud to be a Utah native and an American. She's proud to live in a country that values democracy and the political involvement of its citizens.

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She loves that she lives in a place where she can be heard, but in our current political climate, our elected representatives have been listening to their party leaders more than to their constituents. Piper is running for all those who feel they don’t have a voice anymore in Utah politics, who feel left out because of the divisiveness and polarizing ideology of the two major parties in this state.  She is running with the United Utah Party to help heal that divide.


We need representatives who are courageous enough to support common-sense legislation that doesn’t require multiple citizen referendum and initiative efforts to fix. We need leaders who have the freedom to vote their conscience without fear of reprisal from their party. We

need unified leaders, especially as we face important issues like education, taxes, and healthcare.


Piper is the candidate for District 72 in Iron County who offers you a choice, who offers you true Utah leadership that doesn’t depend on party purity.  Join her in this fight to get our voices back. Together we can build a stronger and more United Utah.

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This image does not imply DoD endorsement.