Salt Lake City 2019 Mayoral Election Candidate Survey
July 1, 2019 (SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) – In the fall of 2019, Salt Lake City will elect a new mayor. The mayor sets policy for all areas of the city and, in particular, transportation and bicycling. As such, it's important for voters to know what the candidates think. Cycling Utah sent out a questionnaire to each of the mayoral candidates to ask them their views on bicycling, transportation, air quality, Vision Zero, climate change, and more. We reached out to all of the following candidates: Jim Dabakis, Luz Escamilla, David Garbett, Richard Goldberger, Rainer Huck, David Ibarra, Erin Mendenhall, and Stan Penfold. We received responses from six of the eight candidates.
The primary will be held on August 13, 2019, and the general election will be held on November 5, 2019. The election will be held both in person, and vote by mail. Information on the election is below.
For the survey answers, please see the page for each candidate:
- Jim Dabakis
- Luz Escamilla
- David Garbett
- David Ibarra
- Erin Mendenhall
- Stan Penfold
- Richard Goldberger [Ed. note: did not return survey]
- Rainer Huck [Ed. note: did not return survey]
The 2019 Salt Lake City Mayoral Election is primarily being held by mail. Ballots will be mailed out on July 22, 2019, and all eligible voters should have their ballots by July 30, 2019. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked no later than August 12, 2019. All eligible voters may vote in the County Clerk’s Office (County Government Center, 2001 South State Street, South Building, First Floor, Room 200) weekdays from July 30th-August 12th from 8:00 am-5:00 pm.
Election information is available here: https://www.slc.gov/attorney/recorder/elections/
To register to vote, visit https://slco.org/clerk/
Three city council districts in Salt Lake City are also holding elections.
Past Survey Responses:
2015 Survey – Mayor Jackie Biskupski's answers on Bicycling