Carol Ann Riley Page, 57, a Republican, is seeking a second term as a Davis County Commissioner. She's facing Michael Cragun in a June 23 primary election.
She's seeking re-election because she feels she has a strong record and sees the need to help keep Davis County remain a wonderful place for people of all ages through careful planning. She also wants to strengthen the link between generations, as well as between the private and public sectors.A former office specialist with Republic Mortgage, she lives at 195 S. 50 West in Kaysville.
She's married to Dee "Pete" Page of Layton. They are the parents of three children and have eight grandchildren. A lifelong resident of Davis County, she was born and reared in Bountiful and moved to Kaysville after marriage.
Page attended the University of Utah. She has also taken ongoing continuing education classes that she says relate directly to her duties as a commissioner, including classes in management, office principles and procedures, risk management, juvenile justice, alcohol and drug treatment, domestic violence and drug abuse.
She served more than 4 1/2 years on the Davis County Commission and was a member of the Kaysville City Council for 12 years under Mayor Gerald Purdy, her predecessor on the county commission. She also headed the Kaysville City Planning Commission.
Page spearheaded efforts to raise private funds for the Davis County Children's Justice Center. She also worked hard to make the county women's shelter a reality. Davis County has remained virtually debt-free during her tenure. She supervised the face lift of the county courthouse and helped approve the building of the Legacy Center, the county's new multi-purpose arena.
She's a member of the Kaysville Rotary Club, part of the Davis Citizens Coalition Against Violence and a member of the Mountain High Alternative Education Council.
Page said she's committed to showing how county government can bring people together to achieve greater community service without incurring debt or increasing taxes. She believes she is a good decisionmaker who acts based on a careful and unbiased review of the facts.
She said she's never received a complaint from the public about not being accessible. She's in the office every weekday during hours ranging from 7 a.m. to late in the evening.
"I am accessible 24 hours a day," she said . . . Never have commissioners been more accessible than this commission has been."
She's been an active fund-raiser for county and civic projects. She also represents Davis County on 33 boards, which have monthly or weekly meetings.
For hobbies, Page enjoys friends, golf, gardening and travel.