Born: Salt Lake City
Family: wife, Lois; children, Lori, Randy, Brad, Mike, Roger.
Education: some classes at University of Utah and Brigham Young University.
Occupation: Retired. Former owner of Bailey's Moving and Storage.
Size: 12 square miles.
Budget: General fund, $9 million. Total $23 million.
Number of employees: 167.
Mayor's salary: $12,000 (or $1.16 per hour, the mayor says.)
First "real" job: With the Bank of America. Also served in Navy during Korean War.
Management style: People function better if they know what you expect of them and then you allow them to do it their way. Measure success by the bottom line. I am extremely results-oriented.
Why I like being mayor: Interacting with people and seeing if I can really make a difference in solving problems that face local government.
What I don't like about being mayor: Knowing that on a given issue half the citizens are against it and half are for it. You find yourself frequently in a no-win situation.
Recipe for success: Commitment, dedication and pure motives. And, you have to respect another person's right to a differing opinion.
A memorable failure: Nothing that's really decimated me . . . Gosh, it's terrible to be so positive, isn't it?
Heroes: I've got so many, it would be impossible to single one out - certainly my mom is at the top of the list.
Leisure: Travel and learn of other customs and cultures. Lois and I were in China during the historic student demonstrations.
Favorite movie: "the Sound of Music," not only for the music but because of the uncompromising morals of Col. Von Trapp.