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Salt Lake Tribune endorses Kyle LaMalfa for City Council

"LaMalfa is good for area’s future"

The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board endorsed my candidacy for the Salt Lake City District 2 Council seat.  (Click here to read the endorsement online.) In the endorsement, the Tribune acknowledged some of my opponent's accomplishments, but went on to say, ". . . the district is facing different problems now"

The facts are, the District 2 that my opponent ran for 12 years ago has changed significantly and continues to change.  I was inspired to run because I saw that District 2 needed a new type of leadership.

The three main points of my campaign are the West Side of Salt Lake City deserves a Working Leader, Stronger Communities and a Plan for our Future.

As a Working Leader, I will be the #1 supporter of the West Side.  I will be working to protect and improve all of our property values, our neighborhoods' reputations and our common West Side interests.  I will communicate regularly with any constituents who are willing to talk.  As your City Council representative, I will be a champion for our interests in the City.

From this, we will develop even Stronger Communities.  So many of our issues will be resolved by communication.  Our schools will perform better through partnerships and improved support from our city.  Our new libraries will better serve our community by interacting regularly with residents.  Our police force will find new allies in their mission to protect and serve through effective application of existing resources and as they need more resources, they will find a strong advocate on the city council.

As we go forward, together the Plan for our Future needs the input and support from as many West Side residents as possible.  The announcement that District 2 would be the home to the next Parole Violator Center is an example of what we need to eliminate.  When faced with major changes to the makeup of our neighborhoods, we need to make sure that District 2 residents are involved at the beginning and not just notified at the end.  The future is coming and I will ensure that we all have a say in what that future will be.

I do not take any endorsement lightly.  Every time a group or an organization is willing to back my name with their name, I know that I carry both of our reputations going forward.  If elected, I will face every challenge optimistically, use every opportunity enthusiastically and deal with everything openly.

I'm Kyle LaMalfa, and I would be humbly honored to be your next city council member.

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