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Gubernatorial candidate Corroon to visit Kanab
Sunday, April 18, 7 p.m. Kanab City Library Meeting Room
Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon is visiting Kanab as part of his campaign to become governor of Utah. He will speak about his goals for Utah, answer audience questions, and take the time to individually greet those who would like to meet him. This part of Utah is often ignored by candidates because of the sparse population, but Corroon is committed to becoming familiar with the entire state, including the concerns of Kane County citizens.
Corroon, a Democrat, consistently prioritizes quality government through fiscally responsible policies that reflect his goal of an open, honest, and ethical government. He was re-elected as mayor in 2008 with an overwhelming 66 percent of the vote.
Economic development, particularly building policies and relationships that create opportunities for small and medium sized businesses, as well as large corporations, has been a priority for Mayor Corroon. As a result of his leadership, Forbes Magazine rated Salt Lake as number one location for jobs in the United States in 2007 and 2008 and, after his first year in office, Salt Lake County reported a growth of over 19,500 new jobs.
The Mayor’s numerous awards include the Pete Suazo Social Justice Award in 2008, Best Elected Official in the 2007 Best of State Awards, Public Official of the Year from the Utah Chamber of Commerce in 2006, the 2005 Everyday Hero Award from the American Red Cross, and the Tourism Achievement Award from the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau in 2005.
For more information about Peter Corroon’s candidacy, visit www.votecorroon.com.