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SOUTH SALT LAKE CITY COUNCIL RACES

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At-Large -- Holly Carson, who two years ago lost a council race by only 10 votes, received 51 percent of the votes in the primary Oct. 3, compared to 29 percent for Donald A. Loock.

Carson, 41 Southgate Ave., is a claim adjuster for New York Life and became involved in politics as a lobbyist. She has held numerous positions on citizen, government and business committees."The three greatest problems facing South Salt Lake are housing, housing and housing," she said. "If we are to continue to be a city where people live and not just shop, we need to develop more flexible housing codes that encourage the modernization of existing homes and stable neighborhoods."

Loock, 2347 S. 400 East, was president of the Utah State Training Officers Association and was a member of the International Association of Training Officers. He believes his background in the history and development of the city and his experience in leadership of community affairs make him well-qualified.

He began his career as a South Salt Lake volunteer fireman in 1953 and helped get the second fire station, on 900 West, planned, funded, built and staffed.

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District 2 -- John Goldhardt is a speech and debate coach at West Jordan High. Although he never has held a political office, he surprised many when he outpaced 18-year City Council veteran Howard C. Moore during the primary elections.

Goldhardt, 210 E. 2700 South, says he will emphasize three topics during his campaign: responsive leadership, progress and accountability. If elected, he wqnts to organize a neighborhood council in his district to have better communication between the city and its residents.

"I would like to utilize my training in communication on the council and organize a public relations-advertising campaign to let people know that they can purchase a home in South Salt Lake that is affordable" and espouse the city's virtues, he said.

Moore, 2966 Garden Circle, is a retired Deseret News photographer and says he pledges his efforts to continue business-development programs that help keep taxes low. He said he long has been concerned about equal representation for every neighborhood in the city and looks forward to addressing the concerns of his district.

"It always makes me feel good to have my neighbors confide their concerns about our area with me," he said. "I only desire to represent their needs on the council."

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District 3 -- Newcomers Lois C. Armstrong and James A. Nielson are battling each other for the council seat. Armstrong has been a cook at Granite High School for 18 years and worked as an accountant and a licensed practical nurse. Nielson has been an employee of Sears, Roebuck and Co. for the past 28 years.

Nielson, 260 Crestone Ave., describes himself as a "caring neighbor" who knows the needs of his district and always is willing to listen to his neighbors. He wants to see more secure senior-citizen housing built.

Nielson also said, "Our city needs to increase its efforts in promoting quality small businesses. We are ideally located and have low taxes. I would like to work on providing more small business activity so that our people can have better-paying jobs."

Armstrong, 354 Lambourne Ave., served as co-chairwoman of the Committee to Annex to South Salt Lake and wants to see the area between 3300 South and 3900 South also annexed to the city. She is a former member of the city's Board of Adjustment.

"I wish to continue the high standards wse enjoy while keeping taxes at the lowest possible cost to the taxpayer," she said. "I believe that the way to accomplish this is to encourage the development of quality small business in the city."

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District 4 -- Judy Siebach, 190 Vidas Ave., and Kay Snow, 3220 S. 1100 West, are competing. Siebach is a teacher, and Snow is a technical assistant at US WEST.

Siebach said she has campaigned to have existing housing conditions in the city upgraded. "Current zoning laws need to be re-evaluated to encourage owner occupancy." She also has expressed concern about traffic problems in her neighborhood.

"The impact on residential neighborhoods because of this (increased) traffic is detrimental to our quality of life. Strategies need to be implemented to channel traffic away from homes," she said.

Snow has been a leader of his neighborhood in the fight to preven tSalt Lake County from building a jail at the Oxbow site. He believes the battle could have been avoided if the City Council had listened to the people -- something he promises to do if elected.

He also believes his district needs more housing opportunities. "I support vigorous efforts to improve existing housing, building new affordable homes for families and improving the quality of life of our people thorugh the development of parks."