Mayoral Candidates Q&A – Part 1

Mayoral candidates Brad Frost and Carlton Bowen are on the November general election ballot in American Fork. Here they answer questions about their education, experience, objectives, and motives for running. 

Note: This page will be updated as further responses are received. The questions in the post were sent to all three candidates by e-mail on Tuesday, July 18. Candidate responses are ordered alphabetically by surname. Responses may be slightly edited for grammar, punctuation, and format. Responses by candidate Daniel Copper, who was defeated in the primary, are still available below, behind the buttons. 

  • Published: 25 July 2017
  • Updated: 28 September 2017

Education, Experience, Background

Please tell us how your education, experience, and other background qualify you to serve well in elected office in American Fork. (Note particularly any volunteer or other work related to American Fork City government.)

Carlton Bowen

(no response yet)

Brad Frost

Serving the past five years as a council member, I have learned a great deal about how city government works to provide for the health, safety, and well being of its residents. Currently serving as Mayor Pro-tem has given me a glimpse of the responsibility of the mayor.

Prior to this service I was appointed to the Parks and Recreation Committee. I have felt the weight of responsibility, and accountability to the residents and business community of our city, and have tried to be fair and open minded to all concerns, big or small. I truly enjoy working with people to accomplish great things.

Response from candidate(s) defeated in the primary

 


Major Objectives

Please briefly identify one, two, or three major things you hope to accomplish during your term, if elected.

Carlton Bowen

(no response yet)

Brad Frost

Continually investing in our infrastructure is vital to the city’s future. To neglect the maintenance of roads, water, sewer and other vital services that only the City can provide to kick the can down the road, only to find that at the end of that road the work still needs to be accomplished and will likely cost a great deal more.

Currently, 86% of our city’s debt can be attributed to the installation of our much-needed pressurized irrigation system. It was installed in about 2009. The construction made a significant negative impact on the roads throughout the city. In a collaborative effort with city staff and others, we have established a 10 year road maintenance plan. As a city we will need to exercise patience and ingenuity, but it is a plan that will address every segment of road and use everything in the tool bag to bring our roads back to an acceptable level.

Well-planned growth will be also be a high priority for the future of our city. There is a saying, ” You can’t stop growth, you plan for it.” That we must do!

Response from candidate(s) defeated in the primary

 


Why Are You Running?

Beyond what you have already said in response to questions above, what motivates you to run for office?

Carlton Bowen

(no response yet)

Brad Frost

I am at a stage in my life where I have the time and a sincere desire to serve in the community. I have a deep sense of loyalty and feel prepared to lead.

Response from candidate(s) defeated in the primary

 


In the next post, candidates respond to questions about taxes, fees, water rates, and roads.

If you’re a candidate whose answers do not yet appear here, it’s not too late to send them. If you support a candidate whose information isn’t here, it’s a great chance to offer that candidate some help.

For candidate contact information, see American Fork Mayor Candidates Contact Info. See also the City’s Voter Information Pamphlet for information about most candidates.

A similar set of Q&A posts about city council candidates begins here.

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