Democrat Bob Adams will again challenge Rep. Afton Bradshaw, R-Salt Lake, for the District 28 Utah House seat.
Adams, 38, is a labor negotiator for Salt Lake City, a labor management consultant and chairman of the Salt Lake County Career Service Council.He is past chairman of former Gov. Scott M. Matheson's Committee on Veterans' Issues, and was named Outstanding Vietnam Veteran in 1979 for outstanding community service. Also that year, he was selected an Outstanding Young Man of America for his work helping minority youth.
Adams, who lost a race against Bradshaw two years ago, said his background in professional negotiation would help him effectively represent District 28, the area of the city from 13th South to 21st South, and from 10th East to the Indian Hills area.
"Utah is facing some challenging issues in the years ahead, and I have a strong background as a problem-solver and a productive leader," he said.
Democrat Bob Anderton has announced his candidacy for House District 49, the seat currently held by Boyd Warnick, R-Salt Lake.
Anderton is a sales engineer for Goble Sampson Associates and has lived in West Valley City for 17 years.
"I believe that the campaign and elections of 1988 will provide me with the opportunity and challenge of representing this entire district, rather than just a partisan faction as has been the case in the recent past," he said.
District 49 encompasses southeast West Valley City and portions of Taylorsville-Bennion.
Former state legislator Don R. Strong has announced his intentions to seek the District 65 seat currently held by Glen Bird, D-Springville.
"We've got to reduce taxes and make the system more fair," Strong said. "At the same time we've got to do something about education. It's not more money that education needs, but some real reform. In the Legislature, I would like to help clear the way for those changes and reforms."
Strong, an attorney in Springville, served in the Legislature for 12 years and was co-chairman of the Executive Appropriations Committee.
District 65 includes all of Springville and part of southwest Provo.