The announcement was made by Mayor Joe Johnson during a Meet the Candidates Night event held at Bountiful City Hall. Holbrook then said she was withdrawing from the race, citing family reasons, the Clipper has learned.
Holbrook has served on the council for six years. She will continue on the council. Her term ends in December of 2015. She is a strong proponent for curbside recycling, which was implemented in the city in 2008.
In her mayoral campaign, Holbrook emphasized the importance of making Main Street a more viable commercial center for both businesses and residents. She also has promoted continued city investment in infrastructure.
As a member of the council, Holbrook is a member of the planning commission, She is also a an ex-officio member of the Bountiful Community Service Council which sponsors such events as Concerts in the Park. Professionally, she is director of Zions Bank Business Resource Center.
She moved to Bountiful in 2002, citing the community as a place where she wanted to raise her family. She is a Kaysville native.
If she had been elected mayor, Holbrook would’ve been the first woman to serve as mayor of Davis County’s second largest city.
“I can’t tell you how hard a decision it was” to withdraw, Holbrook said.
Meanwhile, she is enthusiastic to continue on the city council. She said she wants to use her business experience and continue to “engage people as much as possible...to build coalitions. I love to talk to people one on one.”
That leaves Randy Lewis as the sole mayoral candidate. He is also well-known in the community. As mayor, Lewis has said he will with to fill vacant office space with “strong and stable companies and businesses.” That could include attracting business to the vacant Renaissance Town Center area at 1800 South 200 West.