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Who's Running for Salt Lake City Council?

Terina Ria
Terina Ria
Posted on October 23
Salt Lake City district map. (Salt Lake City)

Salt Lake City district map. (Salt Lake City)

Salt Lake City’s municipal election is a little under a month away, but ballots will be mailed Oct. 31! There are four city council seats up for election (or re-election). Do you know who’s running? Previously, we talked about what the Salt Lake City Council does. And today, we’re letting you know who’s on the ballot.

District 2 - Poplar Grove, Glendale

  • Incumbent Alejandro Puy is running unopposed. He serves as the Chair of the Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency.

District 4 - Downtown, Central City, East Central

  • Incumbent Ana Valdemoros is a small business owner and former city planner.
  • Eva López Chávez is a former community organizer and served as a community liaison for the mayor’s office.
  • Clayton Scrivner has had various roles in public service and municipal government and holds a Masters in Public Administration.

District 6 - East Bench

  • Incumbent Dan Dugan is a Navy veteran and serves as the Redevelopment Agency’s Vice-Chair.
  • James Alfandre is an urban designer and helped with the East Bench Master Plan in 2010 as a volunteer
  • Taymour Semnani is a civil litigation attorney and board member of the Salt Lake City Police Foundation.
  • Jack Bellows is a student and community activist.

District 7 - Sugar House

  • Incumbent Sarah Young was appointed to fill the District 7 vacancy in July when Council Member Amy Fowler resigned. Sarah is the Chief of Staff to the State Superintendent for the Utah State Board of Education.
  • Molly Jones is a former English teacher and serves as a trustee on the Sugar House Community Council.

Note: Since Fowler had more than two terms left, this open seat is for a two-year term.

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