About Spencer Rands
Family | Community | Integrity
I was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. My father is from Salt Lake City, UT (Sugar House) and my mother is from Vernal. Growing up I spent a lot of time in Utah visiting family and feeding the ducks at Sugar House park. After getting my Eagle Scout and graduating high school I served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Paraguay (Spanish speaking). Upon returning from my church mission I went to school at Southern Utah University (SUU). SUU is where I met the love of my life, my wife Jana. After getting married, Jana and I moved into married couple housing at University of Utah, where I had transferred, so Jana could pursue her career as a CPA in Salt Lake City. While there, I started the Armed Self Defense Institute, a company that teaches the Utah Concealed Firearms Permit courses and firearms skills/safety courses. In 2010, I graduated from the University of Utah with my bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing. During my final semester of college I negotiated a deal to buy the rights to build out the Papa Murphy’s Pizza market in Las Vegas, NV. Upon arriving in Las Vegas, I got to work building the pizza franchises and Jana did the same while also working full time for the McGladrey CPA firm. After years of struggling to start a family, Jana got pregnant through a fertility treatment known as IVF. In 2015 we had our first son, and our second in 2017. At this point our business in Utah was doing well and we longed to return. We decided to sell our 4 Papa Murphy’s Pizza restaurants and move to Utah. We spent much of 2017 finalizing the sale and transfer or our franchises while looking for the right place to move our family. After much thought and prayer, we settled on moving to Orem. We felt good about how family friendly the town was. We found a house in a great neighborhood in southwest Orem with a big backyard for our boys to run in and maybe even have a few chickens. Instantly we loved Orem and everything it had to offer our growing family. In 2018 we had our third little boy, a miracle we never saw coming, our first without the help of IVF. We have made Orem our family’s home, the place we will raise our three boys. It is for this reason I have decided to run for city council. On city council I will make sure that Orem remains a family friendly town, with safe neighborhoods, and room to run and play.