By Collin Pace
He was only 22, but he was already facing a very big decision — he wanted to buy his own house.
Not being independently wealthy, Colby Johnson, Provo resident and UVU student, felt he was in over his head. Family and friends also weren’t sure about his decision and urged caution. However, Johnson’s father gave him some words that changed his life forever.
“He told me that if I was ready, age doesn’t matter,” Johnson said.
He made the decision to buy the house. Two years later he bought another house. Now at age 25, this entrepreneurial spirit carries him as he is faced with another life-changing decision, and age isn’t going to stop him this time either.
Johnson is running as the Republican nominee for state representative in Utah’s 63rd District. The district encompasses BYU’s campus and surrounding residential areas. Johnson claims that three quarters of the residents here are students that are renting their properties and feels this is the big reason why he is the best guy for the job.