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"In South Jordan, even we as members of the City Council from time to time have disagreements. Considering the fact that we haven’t had any duels I think is a credit to the city. That said, I want to apologize to council member Short for the way I went about expressing my unhappiness with some of his actions," said Barnes, who is one of six candidates running for mayor this year.
"Thanks," said Short. "But still not voting for you for mayor."
Later, Short told me that was a joke, and he got a laugh. He said he hasn’t decided who will get his vote for mayor, but he added that Barnes’ apology "took a lot of guts."
Barnes told me he privately apologized to Short much earlier, before he decided to run for mayor.
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