Former mayor wants the job back
Former Mayor Brad Olch will campaign to reclaim Park City’s highest office this year, saying he wants to return to politics eight years after the end of his administration.
In an interview with The Park Record, Olch said he has the experience needed to lead Park City again. He served 12 years as the mayor and was a Park City Councilor before winning the mayor’s office. He also served on the city’s Planning Commission.
Olch is 57 years old and has lived in Park City since 1976.
During his administration, Olch advocated City Hall’s open-space program and was instrumental in Park City’s preparations for the 2002 Winter Olympics.
He did not seek re-election in 2001.
Olch is the second person to declare their candidacy, following Deep Powder Transportation owner Diania Turner. Mayor Dana Williams has not publicized whether he will seek re-election to a third term.
Two people indicated in interviews they are considering mounting campaigns for the Park City Council, a signal the City Hall election could attract an intriguing slate of candidates in a year when the majority of the five seats are on the ballot.