David’s Very Candid Notes on the June 29 Mayoral Debate

This is not an attempt to give a complete play-by-play report of everything each candidate said, though I will summarize the responses to a degree. It’s one guy’s notes and opinions, and you are duly warned: I’m not pulling punches here. Well, not very many. You may not like what … Read More …

American Fork – Primary – Mayoral Candidates Audio

Here’s the audio I recorded from the mayoral candidates’ portion of Saturday’s meet-the-candidates event at the American Fork Hospital. Purists might not call it a debate, I suppose, but it’s as close as we tend to get in our politics. Here are a few disclaimers and some housekeeping. The audio … Read More …

Mayoral Candidates Q&A – Part 2

Mayoral candidates Brad Frost and Carlton Bowen are on the November general election ballot in American Fork. Here they answer questions about taxes, fees, water rates, and roads. (Previously, they answered questions about experience and qualifications, goals, and why they’re running.) Note: This page will be updated as further responses are received. … Read More …

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 … Read More …

American Fork Mayor Candidates Contact Info

[Updated 7 August 2017] Here is all the contact information I’ve found for the 2017 candidates for American Fork Mayor. Some of the basics are at afcity.org; the rest I’ve accumulated from various online sources. If you live or work in American Fork, you should join the All About American Fork … Read More …

American Fork Candidates

Here is the official list of candidates for mayor and city council in American Fork for 2017. Contact information is already available at the City web site, and we’ll be using it here to ask them some questions. You’re more than welcome to propose questions in the comments to this … Read More …

Q&A with the American Fork City Council

I sent a few questions to American Fork City Council members Kevin Barnes, Carlton Bowen, Brad Frost, Rob Shelton, and Jeff Shorter. Four of the five replied; Councilman Bowen did not. Here are their responses, with minimal edits for format and readability, not substance. I did not suggest a specific … Read More …

Thank You! (and some American Fork results)

Results Preliminary voting results for American Fork City Council (from the Daily Herald, because the county doesn’t have them up yet) are these: Brad Frost (incumbent): 2,198 Kevin Barnes: 2,057 Robert Shelton (incumbent): 2,028 Allen Simpson: 1,080 So Frost, Barnes, and Shelton take the three available seats. This is the result … Read More …

David’s Handy Little Election Guide, 2015 Edition

Unless I’ve missed something, there are two things on my ballot tomorrow in American Fork: the local city council race and Proposition 1, with funding for streets and transportation (including UTA, in counties where UTA exists). Here’s how I’m voting and a brief account of the reasons why. More discussion … Read More …

Did American Fork Road Cut Its Road Budget by $450,000 This Year?

There is widespread agreement that American Fork’s roads are crumbling, and that rebuilding them should be a high priority in the City budget. Beyond this the rhetoric diverges. Facts For most of the campaign, one candidate and the local PAC which supports him – and whose flier he’s been distributing … Read More …