This post will be primarily of interest only to residents of Lehi, Utah, but it's intended to publicize a selfless and commendable effort by a Lehi City Councilman to consolidate and present all pertinent information on mayoral and city council candidates in the upcoming 2008 municipal primary and general elections. Media story from the Provo Daily Herald.
Lehi City Councilman Mark Johnson has created the VoteLehi.info website as an information clearinghouse. He lists each candidate for elective office, along with a short paragraph authored by each candidate describing their backgrounds and/or platforms. The only caveat - no criticism of rivals is permitted. Candidates use this service merely to promote their own candidacies rather than tear down their rivals' candidacies.
There are three candidates for mayor and eight city council candidates. One of the mayoral candidates, Howard Johnson, is the incumbent; two of the city council candidates, Johnny Barnes and Stephen Holbrook, are incumbents. The primary election takes place on September 15th, and the general election on November 3rd. There are some important issues affecting Lehi in the future, to include the proposed widening of I-15 through town and creating more direct traffic access from Lehi to the west side communities of Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain. Since these will also entail right-of-way issues, Lehi residents will find it prudent to become educated on these candidates and to vote in these elections.
By the way, Johnson created and maintains the site at HIS OWN EXPENSE. Not only is the site NOT affiliated with the official City of Lehi website, but the City of Lehi website posts no link to it. The link to VoteLehi.info will now be posted on the sidebar of this blog, under the heading "Utah Information Sites".