The Deseret News unwittingly published pieces written by Mayor Mike Winder under
false pretenses hailing West Valleys successes during his tenure. The paper has
since printed several articles so laudatory they couldve been written by Winder
himself. A week ago, an article enumerated many accomplishments of the city
under Winders care, as described by the mayor (1/10/12). Worse was the article
that announced Winders promotion of his new book to third-graders, telling them
why Its Fun to Be the Mayor (11/28/11). Notably missing in either article was
any mention of Winders deception. Now weve learned that Winder is running for
mayor of Salt Lake County. No apparent repercussions for dishonesty and
duplicityit must indeed be fun to be the mayor.
I actually had high hopes that Mayor Winder would start to slow down, (or even
reverse)the growth of government in WVC when he was elected.That
hasn't happened, actually things continue to get worse.In WVC, the
"leaders" think if they can dream it up, WE can all pay for it.When WVC, was initially formed (30 yrs. ago)we were PROMISED that the
total city budget would be financed through utility franchise fees.So much for "promises"!City leaders always run as
Republicans, but in the case of WVC, that label doesn't equate to anything
resembling SMALLER GOVERNMENT.If the residents ever get the chance
to dissolve WVC, I'm sure they'd vote to go unincorporated with S.L. County.No, I don't see any reason to support Mike Winder for county Mayor. We
need someone who will REDUCE the size of local government, NOT grow it.
Will he use a nom de plume?
Well he does look sweet in the photos I've seen of him. But he does have
ethical problems (Burwash). I don't think I could vote for a man like that. I
feel sorry for the people in West Valley City who now have to put up with him as
I would be much happier listening to Winder announding that he is resigning from
the WVC Mayor job due to his ethical problems, than hearing he wants to jump up
and do for SL County what he has done for WVC.He is a poster child
for the kind of politicians we should not be voting for.
Who's this Winder guy? I'm voting for Burwash.
So, Gabi, you think those of us living in Salt Lake are anti business?
I'm relatively new to politics, but Mike Winder seems like the type of guy to
make things happen. He appears to be pro-business and I think that is what Salt
Lake County needs.
Winder in the race? That's Burwash, we've had enough WinderWords. We would do
much better if we could convince Jon Huntsman to run.
Can you trust that he won't disclose confidential information like he allegedly
did in the Utopia libel case? Ask Richard Burwash.
What a fine example of "integrity" to be in a more powerful position.
I hope the voters will remind him of his crazy promotional tactics by not
supporting his quest.
But.....can you trust what he says? I mean, he loves WVC and that's on the West
Side. Now suddenly (or not so suddenly) he wants to represent all sides.