Utah State Gubernatorial Candidate Peter Carroon (D) was in Kanab on April 18 to visit with Kane County residents for a meet and greet held at the Kanab City Library.

Carroon will most likely face current appointed Governor Gary Herbert (R) in the November General Election. Herbert was appointed to fill Governor Jon Huntsman’s unfinished term, when he was selected by President Barrack Obama as Ambassador to China.

“Our state needs to get back to basics,” said Carroon of his decision to run. “We need to focus on jobs, education, and renewable resources.”

The Salt Lake County mayor and wife Amy have three children, ages 7-9. He stressed how much he values living in Utah, and wants to work hard to continue the good things that are going on in the state.

“Roads are important for the people of southern Utah,” commented Carroon, concerning the RS2477 roads issue Kane County has been heavily involved with. “We should work with the necessary federal government agencies to assure necessary access.”

In closing, Carroon stated he was a good independent voice for the citizens of Utah. “I love public service and I’m the best person for the job.”

A question and answer session followed, with local citizens getting to meet and ask questions of candidate Carroon.