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A democratic challenger announced his campaign against the Salt Lake County Mayor today. His name is Peter Coroon, and his claim to fame has been that he's Howard Dean's cousin, but now he's hoping to make a name of his own in Salt Lake County.
Nancy Workman oversees the vast Salt Lake County government--including its large 700-million dollar budget. But Democrat Peter Coroon thinks Workman is mismanaging that budget. He plans to take Workman on when it comes to wasting taxpayer money: from high staff salaries in her office to door stickers with her name on them.
Mayor Workman enjoys the advantage of an incumbent---comfortable, she says, with her record of streamlining county government and not raising taxes.
Mayor Nancy Workman, Salt Lake County Mayor: “We put a hiring freeze on, reduced the size of county government by 1,000 employees without firing anyone. That means we are much more efficient. That takes great leadership.”
It could be a tough race, and Coroon will have a tough job ahead of him: Workman already has a lot of money and name recognition on her side.