Last month, I had the pleasure of attending several swearing-in ceremonies for newly elected city officials in my district. I watched individuals of various ages, demographics, and backgrounds take an oath of office and assume the role of public servants.
I couldn’t help but think this is exactly what our founding fathers envisioned--a government by and for the people, accessible to those willing to serve and citizens who can select leaders representing their interests.
In almost every ceremony, these elected officials thanked supporters who knocked on doors, distributed fliers, hung signs, and helped get out the vote. I was humbled thinking about the same support I have received over the years.
As Utahns, our engagement doesn’t need to end at the ballot box. There are countless ways that we can continue to help influence decisions to reflect our interests and values. What can you do to stay involved and ensure your voice gets heard? Here are five easy things to remember.
Aimee Winder Newton has served since 2014 and represents Taylorsville, Murray, West Jordan, and West Valley City on the Salt Lake County Council. She was a former 2020 Republican candidate for Utah Governor and was the first woman elected as chair of the Council. Aimee works tirelessly to defend the quality of life in Salt Lake County while protecting tax dollars... [read more]
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aimee winder newton: County Council district 3