Romney stops in Davis County


LAYTON—Over a plate-sized scone at Sill’s Café, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who recently announced he will run for Orrin Hatch’s U.S. Senate seat, enjoyed a casual breakfast with local leaders last Thursday to discuss issues facing Davis County. Davis County Commissioners Bret Millburn, Randy Elliott and James Smith, along with Rep. Steve Handy, R-Layton, Rep. Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, Sen. Stuart Adams, R-Layton, Layton City Mayor Bob Stevenson and Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson, joined in the meeting. “The commission is committed to providing the best possible services to Davis County residents,” Millburn said in a release. “If Mr. Romney is elected to the Senate, we want him to know what is most concerning to our county and know how to best represent it.” Among the topics discussed were transportation, HAFB, economic development and the opioid crisis. Richardson said increasing drug addiction within the county is filling up cells at the jail. Adams and Millburn talked about the need for expanded transportation infrastructure to aid in the increase of expected economic development, according to the release. “We’re excited to meet with Mitt,” Smith said in the statement. “Anytime we get a chance to speak about Davis County, the great citizens and issues that impact them the most, is an opportunity to be their voice and strive to make Davis County a better place to live, work and play.” After the breakfast, Romney headed up to the Utah State Capitol to file for the Senate seat. He is expected to meet with more community leaders in Davis County later in his campaign. bginos@davisclipper.com

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