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Paul Nelson, KSL NewsradioSome Salt Lake County officials say Mayor-elect Ralph Becker may see some challenges in his new job. Meanwhile, some people wonder how he'll handle relationships with other communities.
The future mayor of Salt Lake City says he believes he has an advantage over anyone coming into the public arena for the first time.
"The difference with me, though, is that I've spent a lot of time working in the public arena," Becker said.
Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon expects Becker to get along pretty well with mayors in neighboring communities.
"Ralph, you know, he's an even-keeled, nice person to work with," Corroon said.
When asked if he feels he needs to maybe repair some damaged relationships left behind from Mayor Rocky Anderson, Becker says some people will always have a beef with the capital city no matter who is in charge.