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District 4 » Salt Lake Community College professor Mary Jayne Newton-Davis and incumbent Steve Vincent, who is running for his fourth term, are battling to represent residents in the southwest part of West Valley.
Vincent wants to bolster neighborhood policing and continue working to revitalize older areas. A priority of Newton-Davis, a former West Valley City planning commissioner, is preservation of open space and the creation of more parks and trail.
Vincent — who says he became involved with West Valley government 15 years ago as a member of the Board of Adjustment because the city was saturated with starter houses and had a shortage of bigger homes — supports having low-interest loans to fix up residences.
"We have a lot of neighborhoods that were built way before the city was incorporated and those neighborhoods need a lot of attention," he said.
As a lifelong resident of West Valley, Newton-Davis says she is running because it was time "to put my voice to a little better use and attempt to make a difference."
In addition to more open space, Newton-Davis wants to boost transportation options. In addition, she wants to foster a sense of community by bringing residents, including seniors and youths, together to work on projects and offer a diversity of ideas.
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