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LEHI (KSL News Services) -- Today is the deadline to file paperwork if you intend on running for the mayor or city council positions in several Utah cities.
Joanne Herbert with the Lehi City Recorders Office says they usually don't get a lot of people interested in running for mayor. “It doesn’t have as much decisive power as the council. I think they want to run for that so they can make more decisions or get’em passed through.”
Neighboring cities like Eagle Mountain and Sandy have less than a handful of candidates vying for the Mayor's post. Herbert says she thinks the interest is low because people are generally happy with the service existing Mayor and council member have been giving.
“I just think for the most part they’re happy with the way the government being run and the ones that aren’t happy with certain issues are running and that’s why we have just so few running,” Herbert says.
She says it's unusual to get more then three or four people running for mayor.
(Copyright 2005 KSL NewsRadio 1160)