Mount Pleasant City Council Members
Russell (Bull) Keisel has lived in Mount Pleasant since 1979. He married Kathi Pehrson and together they raised their family here. Bull spent most of his spare time coaching at North Sanpete High School. He also coached little league football, basketball and baseball. He retired from Utah Power and Light as a Journeyman Mechanic. He hopes to give back to the city that has given him so many blessings. His goal as councilman has put Mount Pleasant City and it’s citizens first.
Paul Madsen was elected to serve a 4 year council term. Paul previously served on the Mt. Pleasant City Council before his military deployment. While on the council, he planned and developed the Mt. Pleasant City/North Sanpete Ball Complex along with many other volunteers. Paul has a deep passion for his beloved hometown. He desires progression, good infrastructure, and maintenance on roads, irrigation, and culinary water issues. He plans to help resolve problems, prepare for inevitable growth while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. He desires to serve the citizens, bring experience, hard work, and integrity preserving the great heritage of his ancestors.
Rondy G. Black
Rondy Black has been a lifelong resident of North Sanpete and has called Mount Pleasant home since 1998. He has worked in all phases of residential construction; road construction; drainage and utilities; and is currently employed at Canyon Fuel Co., Skyline Mine, as an Underground Fireboss. Rondy is proud to call Mount Pleasant home. However, he believes our city has room for improvement. Infrastructure is a top priority that needs to be updated to meet the current demand and prepare for future growth. Our roads have become a hazard and require urgent action. Our irrigation system is outdated and needs to be upgraded, including more water storage and careful management. Rondy also has a strong desire for growth to be planned carefully, including enforcement of existing City ordinances before creating new ones. Rondy will promote a strong policy department to continue to keep our city safe.
Lynn Beesley is a long time citizen of Mt. Pleasant City. Lynn was part of the initial sewer system, connecting and installing various water and sewer lines throughout the city. For many years Lynn owned his own business, pushing snow, tilling gardens and mowing weeds for local citizens. He also owns a farm west of town, which helps him understand the water needs of the town people as well as the farmers. Lynn sees the potential within his home town.
Sam Draper, was born and raised here in Mount Pleasant. He married his wife Hollie and together they have 4 kids. Sam has worked for Mount Pleasant City for over 13 years. He was the Public Works Director for 3 years and is the Fire Chief for Mount Pleasant City. Sam believes there should be transparency in all city dealings. He wants citizens to have input on decisions that affect the city.