Salt Lake City 2019 Mayoral Election Candidate Survey — Answers from Luz Escamilla and Erin Mendenhall
October 29, 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 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. Vote by mail is going on currently.
For the survey answers, please see the page for each candidate:
Voters will choose between the following two candidates in the general election.
The following candidates were eliminated in the primary (with links to their answers):
- Jim Dabakis
- David Garbett
- David Ibarra
- 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. General Election ballots were mailed out on October 14, 2019, and all eligible voters should have their ballots soon after. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked no later than November 4, 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 October 30-November 4, 2019. The general election, for those who did not vote by mail, will be held on November 5, 2019.
Voters may register in person up to 7 days prior to the election, or in person on election day – registration information.
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
- Salt Lake City Transportation Plan 1996:http://www.slcdocs.com/transportation/Master/PDF/MasterPlan.pdf
- Salt Lake City 2015 Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan:https://www.slc.gov/transportation/bike/pbmp/
- Vision Zero: https://visionzeronetwork.org
- EPA and Transportation CO2 Emissions:https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/fast-facts-transportation-greenhouse-gas-emissions
- Salt Lake City Complete Streets Ordinance:http://www.bikeslc.com/GetInvolved/MasterPlansandPolicies/PDF/CompleteStreetsOrdinance.pdf
- Funding Our Future: http://fundingourfutureslc.com
- Cycling Utah People First Transportation Plan:https://www.cyclingutah.com/advocacy/editorial-salt-lake-city-needs-sustainable-progressive-safe-people-first-transportation-policy/
- Cycling Utah Affordable Transportation Plan:https://www.cyclingutah.com/advocacy/cycling-utah-calls-for-10000-wheels-initiative-for-affordable-transportation-in-utah/
- Cycling Utah Recreational Cycling Plan:https://www.cyclingutah.com/advocacy/a-proposal-for-a-salt-lake-city-recreational-cycling-plan/
- Life on State: https://www.lifeonstate.com