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Why I’m running for Salt Lake County Mayor
Many of you know I decided to run for public office after losing my mom to pancreatic cancer and realizing how quickly families can lose everything due to one diagnosis and sky-high medical costs. What you might not know is the other driving factor that has compelled me to seek a life in public service – my father’s story. I have a personal connection to issues that come with addiction, struggles with mental health, and homelessness. My dad, an immigrant to this county, was a laborer and an addict. He left my family when I was young and spent years struggling with sobriety and access to stable housing.
Our county is the place where policy and resources intersect to address the critical issues that have a direct impact on our quality of life.
I believe a good Mayor never stops hitting the pavement and talking to residents about what they need and want their county leaders to do. I’ve spent the past year knocking on doors six days a week, holding big town halls, and small neighborhood gatherings and I’ve heard too many stories similar to my own to stop working now!
Together we can continue to build on the great work happening in the county and throughout our region and identify new opportunities to better serve our community.