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Published: Saturday, Oct. 6 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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South Jordan, UT

Does this man running for Salt Lake County mayor actually have any supporters IN Salt Lake County that are willing to put their name and reputation on the line in supporting him?

Salt Lake City, Utah

I recently attended a meeting at Granite High concerning the potential incorporation on millcreek where Mark spoke and answered questions. One of those questions was regarding finances and Mark told of a past study on splitting the Granite school district. Then he explained that he lives in Holladay in a nearby neighborhood and how "we" are subsidizing "them" on the west side, not only for schools but taxes, etc. This is questionable since Kennecott is the largest property tax contributor in the unincorporated County. I have never been so embarrassed for this elitist and divisive public comments. From any of the other panel members I could see them saying it stupidly, but a man running for office of the entire County who should be representative of all? I heard this first hand and couldn't believe the us-them. Please know that while a few express these remarks they are not what many of us feel about our friends and neighbors everywhere in the County. I was undecided.

Salt Lake City, UT

Running snowplows in the winter, mowing the lawns at public parks in the summer, and keeping garbage collection, libraries, police and fire services operating year-round are not partisan undertakings, where Democrats do it one way and Republicans do it another way. Unfortunately, Mark Crockett speaks and acts like they are.

Given my druthers, I'd prefer not to have a doctrinaire authoritarian who sees the world through "Democrat vs. Republican" eyes running my county.

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