Six try for two city council seats
BY REBECCA PALMER
BOUNTIFUL — This city’s 12-year mayor Joe Johnson is stepping down, and only two people are hoping to be elected in his place.
However, six candidates are trying for two at-large city council positions, and their names are on the primary elections ballot.
The field is split evenly between the sexes, with three men and three women in the mix.
John S. Pitt, a former Chamber of Commerce president and former city councilmember, is among the most well known and has a campaign website, pittforbountiful.com. If elected, he would focus on bringing new economic growth to Bountiful and the surrounding area to, among other things, avoid the need to raise taxes, he said.
Incumbent Fred Moss is also a big name in the contest. He is a strong proponent of fiscal conservatism, and has voted consistently against building and funding a new city hall. He was elected in 2010.
Kendalyn Harris is founder of the Pirate and Princess Parties business and has an extensive political history helping the Republican Party. She started campaigning early, and has garnered widespread support. Learn more at votekendalyn.com.
Candidate Richard Watson has been active in the Community Council and Bountiful’s Concerts in the Park. In July, he was elected as a new member of the Bountiful Community Food Pantry.
Suzanne Galloway, a government employee, is running for the first time. Issues of concern to her are classic municipal ones: road maintenance, water infrastructure, helping local businesses succeed and controlling the deer population. Learn more at suzanneforcitycouncil.com.
Meagan Becker is also new to the municipal ballot. A former communications professor and news reporter, she has campaigned on “curbing Bountiful’s tax leakage into neighboring communities,” boosting the retail economy, controlling deer, attracting new development and making Mueller Park a better place for families. Learn more at beckerforbountiful.blogspot.com.