2019 Candidates for Office in Mt. Pleasant, Utah
MAYOR (2 year term)
*There will not be a Primary Election for Mayor
Dan H. Anderson
Dan Anderson is currently seeking another term as Mayor of Mt. Pleasant City. Dan has served on the Mt. Pleasant City Council for 3 years, he also serves as a board member for the Mt. Pleasant Senior Citizen’s, and volunteers for the Central Utah Correctional Facility. Previously Dan was the Mount Pleasant City Power Superintendent for 28 years, he had the responsibility to oversee the power department’s budget, create and complete projects and maintain and improve Mt. Pleasant City’s power system. Dan is a graduate of Snow College and majored in Electronic Engineering and Business from Weber State University.
Dan was born and raised in Ephraim, Utah. Together, he and his wife Carolyn raised 6 children. Dan plans to continue in maintaining and upgrading the city’s power system, support family recreation programs, keep our parks clean and in good repair, sustain and support the Hub City Day’s rodeo, promote programs for our youth, maintain and improve Mt. Pleasant’s roads, complete the new irrigation system and encourage better ways to conserve our water supply and usage.
He will also encourage events and business growth, which will help people find employment in our city. Dan’s experience helps him understand some of the problems the city faces and it also helps in supporting the employees of the city. He believes that everyone plays an important role, with the skills, knowledge and experience if we all work together we can progress together serving each other and the community.
Vote Mayor Anderson
David Brown is a college graduate from UVU paralegal program and also 186 credit hours from SUU in business and criminal justice. Worked as a paralegal investigator for the Attorney General Robert Hansen, Robert DeBry and Kane County attorney Jim Sacarth.
Was featured on ABC’s 20/20 with Jon Stossel, discussing “ do it yourself” legal forms for Utah and California.
He is also a disabled Vietnam Veteran with the 82nd Airborne. Was in the Watts Riots and Dominican Republic Riots. Flew with Air America along the Ho Chi Mine trail out of Udorn Thailand.
Wrote his first book, “Are You Ready” about family preparedness. Second book, “How God Made America Free”.
A volunteer with the Red Cross, with deployments to Huston and Baton Rouge floods. Has seen the effects of disasters up close. Wants to make sure Mt. Pleasant is fully prepared during any emergency.
Has taught classes on the constitution and the proper role of government. And is well read on the founding fathers’ constitutional ideas.
His priority for government is for more accountability and transparencies with tax dollars it receives and spends. To have qualified police officers and employees to serve you.
Lived in Mt. Pleasant for 7 years. VA Disability Retirement email@example.com
Michael Olsen, write-in candidate, is seeking the office of mayor for Mt. Pleasant City. His passion to serve others and his community are the driving factors in this decision. Michael has been the maintenance coordinator at Sanpete Valley Hospital for over 18 years. He is also a contractor, real estate investor, and farmer. Michael has consistently been labeled as a workaholic and a simple, down to earth person. He is known by many for his countless hours of service. He has watched our town grow for over 50 years and would like to assist the people of our community in creating the single best place to live in Utah.
Michael was born in Mt. Pleasant and has lived here his whole life. He married Margo Anderson of Fairview, and from this marriage came 5 kids and 5 grandchildren.
If Michael is voted mayor, he would have open communication between the city and its citizens. This would allow the public to make informed decisions on what needs to be addressed and what we can afford within our city. He would be transparent in where the city’s money is spent. He would inform community members of current hardships within the city so they have the knowledge and willingness to help the city council make decisions with infrastructure, facilities, public service, and overall quality of life within the community.
WRITE-IN, MICHAEL OLSEN FOR MAYOR
CITY COUNCIL (all 3 seats open are 4 year terms):
Stan Farnsworth (No profile available)
Sam Draper (No profile available)
Keith Collier has always taught his children that “It takes more than an address to be part of a community.” With Keith this is not just a good saying, he seeks to make this a way of life. After serving a number of years on the Hub City Days Rodeo Committee, and in other city events as well. Keith seeks to continue to serve the community he loves through the many years of experience in the construction industry and in government. Keith has stated that he would do anything he could to help our city flourish. His passion for making our city the most pleasant place to live is infectious.
Rondy G. Black
Rondy Black has been a lifelong resident of North Sanpete and has called Mount Pleasant home since 1998. He married Heather Tolman in 2008, and together they are raising their four children, with one off to college.
Rondy’s background is blue collar and has developed a strong, honest work ethic. 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.
Rondy feels we could be doing better as a city and would like to bring a new approach to serving Mount Pleasant.
Russell G. Keisel “Bull”
Russell (Bull) Keisel has lived in Mount Pleasant since 1979. He married Kathi Pehrson, together they raised their family here in Mt. Pleasant. Bull has served as a volunteer in many aspects of the city and spent the majority 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. Bull hopes to give back to this great city that has given him so many blessings. His goal is to continue as councilman. He wants to make sure that Mount Pleasant City and its citizens comes first.
Married, mother of 6 and grandmother of 16
University of Rio Grande 1990-1994
* Bachelor of Education
* Minor in Anthropology
* Minor in Fine Arts
* Jazz Show Choir
* Masterworks Chorale
* Student Senate
* Studied in Japan for semester
Adult Girl Scouting
- Selected to represent the state of Ohio in Washington DC
- Leader for 15 years
- Annual Giving Chairman for 3 counties and increased 118%
City Council Desires
- Where is the money to repair our roads
- Where is the grant money for the road repairs and clean up of Aspen Village
- Why are we charging children for the Splash Pad
Lived in Mount Pleasant for 4 years and want to find out how to better serve our community
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Jeanne M. Tejada
Mt. Pleasant City Recorder