Five candidates seek two city council seats
BY LOUISE R. SHAW
Clipper Staff Writer
KAYSVILLE — Voters will be choosing among five candidates for city council seats in next week’s primary.
Two incumbents and three challengers have thrown their hats in the ring for two seats on the city council.
The four who receive the most votes will run in the November election for the nonpartisan seats.
Stroh L. DeCaire, a father of six, works as an engineer in the telecommunications industry.
“I will continually strive to put the interests of my constituents first and foremost by promoting transparency, integrity and honesty,” he wrote in a statement that is listed with others on the city website, kaysvillecity.com/elections.candidates.html.
Brian Frandsen is a manager over commercial lending at a local credit union and a father of three.
“I am a supporter of Proposition 5,” he wrote. The measure would restrict the use of money from the city’s electric utility fund.
“I will listen to the concerns of the citizens of Kaysville and ensure that their voice and values are represented,” he said.
Susan Lee lists as her occupation, “Wife and mother first, then accountant.” She has four children.
“I have a great love for this city and the people in it,” she wrote. “Our citizens need to have a chance for their voices to be heard when there are issues that affect their way of life.”
Incumbents Gil Miller and Jared Taylor are seeking re-election to their seats on the council.
Miller, a certified public accountant and father of five, said his experience in fiscal matters and negotiation are essential qualities of effective government.
“I am willing to listen with no preconceived opinion, study facts and circumstances, be sensitive and make decisions that will preserve Kaysville’s heritage and carefully manage services and growth,” he wrote.
Jared Taylor has one child and is vice president and CFO of Robert W. Speirs Plumbing. He said he has loved serving on the council.
“I work hard to search out each item, carefully weighing citizen comments and using resources to obtain as many facts as possible to ensure that I can make decisions that are best for the city as a whole,” he said.
Voters can choose two of the five candidates.
Early voting is available on Aug. 8 and 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. at city hall, 23 E. Center.
Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at DATC, 550 E. 300 South, or Kaysville Bible Church, 180 N. Flint St.
Valid identification is required.