Statement from Shirl LeBaron at Am. Fork City Council Mtg on May 10, 2011
"I have an announcement to make, which I have previously mentioned to my fellow colleagues seated with me.
To begin with, I will not be seeking a 3rd term on the American Fork City Council this year. I should note that I always intended to only serve two (2) four-year terms and then step aside, providing other citizens the same opportunity that I have to serve our community in this fashion.
For a few weeks, I have been contemplating making this statement at this time. I decided it was a good time for the following reasons; I want to make the citizens aware of my intention not to seek re-election, so that perhaps other potential candidates will not be hesitant to run for any reason. Also people interested in an opportunity to serve our city on the Council will have at least two months to make a decision about running, giving them time to make initial campaign plans and develop preliminary funding arrangements.
It may be helpful to know that The Declaration of Candidacy filing period with the American Fork City Recorder's office this year is from July 1st through July 15th. The Primary Election is September 13th and our General Election date is November 8th.
I am grateful to the voters who initially elected me to this council seat in 2003 and returned me for a 2nd term in 2007. Being a public servant for this wonderful city of American Fork is a privilege and an honor for me. I respect and admire the dedicated elected officials I serve with now and those formerly, as well as the many diligent city employees I have come to know.
While it might be interesting and fun to reflect on our collective accomplishments these past eight years, now is not the time to enumerate them to you.
I will continue to work vigorously for the public good right up to January 1st, the end of my term.
While I may at first glance, resemble a bit of a ‘lame duck’ now that I’ve made this announcement, I will be paddling just as hard under the surface as I continue serving."
Shirl Don LeBaron
Council Member, American Fork City
802 e. bamberger dr. ste. b | p.o. box 1234
american fork, utah 84003 - 6234
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