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 …

American Fork Property Tax Rates Have Decreased 3 Years in a Row

This infographic very nearly speaks for itself. But a few notes, if you please. One candidate is out there saying that our property tax rates just keep going up, year after year. This is not the case. It’s true that someone’s property taxes can go up even if the City’s … Read More …

Meet the American Fork City Council Candidates (Parts 9-12)

On Saturday morning State Auditor John Dougall moderated a meet-the-candidates event at American Fork Hospital. It was part of their Pancakes and Politics series, which is sponsored by the American Fork Chamber of Commerce. No one in the area has more credibility in the moderator’s role than John Dougall. And … Read More …

Meet the American Fork City Council Candidates (Part 8)

Link Here’s a link to audio of candidates’ one-minute closing statements at last Wednesday evening’s meet-the-candidate event at American Fork Library: 2015_Wednesday_8 Closing Statements (in summary) Kevin Barnes: We’ve talked about a lot of things tonight, and talked a lot about money. When you go to vote, look at the … Read More …

Meet the American Fork City Council Candidates (Part 7)

Link Here’s a link to audio of a few questions and candidate responses at last Wednesday evening’s meet-the-candidate event at American Fork Library: In this segment, each candidate asked a question of the other three candidates. The questioner had one minute to ask the question and offer his own comments. … Read More …