One of the best aspects of being Salt Lake County Mayor is meeting the people that make this such a great place to work and live – people like Mark Gines and his family in Kearns.

Mark heads a family-owned business that has served his community for 56 years. Recently, Gines Auto Service hosted a day of giving back to the community in honor of the 100th anniversary of ACDelco. The family offered free repairs to families without the means to repair their vehicles and offered free car-seat safety checks as well.

Small businesses are the heart of our local economy. Salt Lake County’s job is to balance the budget, provide efficient and effective county services and not get in the way of the hard-working people who pay the bills.

Just as Kearns is a community on the rise, I believe the entire county has a bright future where children receive a good education, healthy air to breathe, and safe neighborhoods with good parks, libraries and recreation centers.

Thanks for your support. I wouldn’t be here without it.