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Chris Stewart’s next big challenge — Congress

The novelist, former pilot says he feels compelled to run for U.S. House seat.



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When she finished, he headed back to the snack shed to finish up his shift. Dressed in shorts, skater tennis shoes and a cotton button-down shirt, Stewart noticed the crowd filing out as Davis scored another touchdown to make it 35-7 and the yet-to-be-sold hot dogs sat warming on the grill next to him. As fans filtered past the window, he made an executive decision. The hot dogs that were selling for a buck were now being reduced: dramatically.

"Hey, three for a dollar," he yelled.

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The Chris Stewart file

Age » 52

Born » Logan

Family » Married with six children

Occupation » Author, businessman

Education » Utah State University, economics degree

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Soon he was negotiating down to three for 50 cents. And then, four for 50 cents. Within minutes, the excess hot-dog supply was gone.

He took the money, walked over to the metal chest and put the bills and coins in it. He was told if he’s going to Congress to try to balance the budget, he’d better be sure to balance the snack-shed drawer.

He laughed.

"I guess that’s true," he said. "Wouldn’t want that coming back to haunt me."

dmontero@sltrib.com

Twitter: @davemontero




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