Voter Guide: Oakley
Oakley residents are looking for city councilors who will maintain the small-town feel of their city while attracting new businesses and managing growth. Candidates said issues they will focus on if elected include giving residents more of a voice in the government and upgrading the town’s infrastructure, including the rodeo arena, a large draw for visitors during the summer.
Six candidates are running for the three open Oakley City Council seats. None of the candidates responded to The Park Record’s request for more information about their platforms. The following statements are drawn from interviews earlier in the summer.
Oakley City Council candidates are:
E. Michael Lee
An Oakley resident of 23 years, Lee works as a staff development director at the University of Utah Hospital.
As a small-business owner and Oakley resident of 25 years, Morrison wants to broaden the business structure of the town and get tourists to stop in Oakley instead of just passing through.
Ron Bowen, Incumbent
Bowen is currently serving his second term as a city council member and has lived in Oakley for 28 years. He works for the city maintaining the park and recreation facilities.
Eric Rose, Incumbent
Rose has lived in Oakley for 10 years and works as a project manager. He is currently serving his first term on the Oakley City Council.
Elbert works for a freight company and has lived in Oakley for 15 years. He has previously served on the city council and wants to serve again to help everyone in the town be heard.
England has lived in Oakley for 15 years and works as an attorney.
The general election will be held on Nov. 8.
11 Hauz, which opened last summer, serves traditional Jamaican food such as jerk chicken and shrimp, beef patties and fried plantains.