Election Overview
During the 2017 Election, voters approved Proposition 10

"Shall the City of West Jordan, Utah, change its form of government to the Council-Mayor Form,

with a seven-member Council?'

This was the first election voters had the opportunity to elect the first Strong Mayor for the City of West Jordan.

General Election - Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Click here for certified 2019 General Election results

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City Clerk's Office
8000 S. Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84088
Fax 801-565-8978
City Hall Hours

(excluding all state and federal holidays)

8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Candidates Running for Office - 2019 Municipal General Election


4 Year Term



Dirk Burton



Financial Disclosures: General Election     Primary Election

Dirk’s utilized leadership skills as chairman of the Electricians Licensing Board, Construction Commissioner, Chamber of Commerce board, chairman of the Association of Municipal Councils, and poll manager elections official 
Dirk’s an advocate for youth serving in positions such as Golden Eagle District Commissioner (BSA).
Dirk chose West Jordan as his home and place of business from its favorable business policies and reasonable tax structure. It’ll be vital to elect a mayor who recognizes the critical need to keep and GROW more business/economic development in West Jordan, limit fees and taxes, advocate for better East/West roads, and consistently involve city residents.

Jim Riding


Financial Disclosures: General Election     Primary Election     

I understand the requirements of a “strong” mayor of West Jordan.  I am qualified and prepared to serve!  Education and work experience have enabled me to lead and serve in this capacity.  I served in the United States Air Force.  I also earned an MBA, which I have applied in both the private sector and for 15 years in the City of West Jordan.  I successfully balanced department budgets, managed city personnel, and provided leadership.  I currently serve as Mayor.  I look forward to continuing my representation of you and the interests of the City as West Jordan’s Mayor. (


2 Year Term


Kelvin Green


Financial Disclosures: General Election

I have lived in the South Valley area nearly my entire life. I grew up a little over three miles from where I live day. Not only do I live here but my family and I operate a small business here.  I've seen us grow from a rural town to the FOURTH largest city in the state. I have the vision, skills, and talents to help West Jordan become a leader among Utah cities. We can no longer be reactive. We must be proactive, ensuring that our future and our quality of life move forward while protecting your hard-earned money.

Mikey Smith


Financial Disclosure: General Election

My wife and I have lived in several states before making West Jordan our home and starting our family.  We have fallen in love with this growing city and I am committed to helping our community develop and to overcome our specific challenges.  My experience as a business owner of a successful multi-state company for the last decade in addition to my broad knowledge of other cities policies uniquely qualify me to accomplish our goals without the need for continued tax increases. My top priorities are to address water rate increases, property tax increases and to fix our congested streets.


David B. Newton

Write-In Candidate

Financial Disclosure: General Election     Final Primary Disclosure


4 Year Term


Christopher M. McConnehey


Financial Disclosures: General Election     Primary Election

Having lived in West Jordan for nearly 40 years, I’ve watched our city become the best place in the valley to raise a family.  I’ve appreciated the privilege of echoing the voice of the residents of District 1 and ask for your support to continue in that role. With my background that includes a bachelors degree in finance followed by an MBA, we’ve been able to make some significant achievements. With the changing form of government we need the experience and leadership I bring to the council. You can learn more about me at or email me at

Marilyn Richards


Financial Disclosures: General Election     Primary Election  


Marilyn Richards has been thoroughly prepared to serve as a council member for West Jordan City. She received a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Utah, a master’s degree of Public Administration from Brigham Young University, and a graduate certificate of Advising from Kansas State University.  Marilyn has served as a leader for many years in children, youth and women’s organizations, on a local school community council, with Utah Coalition Against Pornography (UCAP) and Primary Children’s Medical Center to strengthen and protect children, families and individuals. Marilyn promotes friendly, inclusive, safe and service-oriented communities.


4 Year Term


John Price


Financial Disclosure: General Election

(No bio submitted)

Melissa Worthen


Financial Disclosure: General Election

As a resident of West Jordan, my husband and I have raised 2 amazing kids and established a foundation of family and friendships within our community for over 25 years. I have volunteered and worked within West Jordan to help bring people together to better their community and find more economical ways to solve problems. My many years of experience in working with all types of businesses has shown me that there are many challenges in running a city but I believe that all things can be solved with proper communication. Working together, we can make great things happen.


4 Year Term


Zach Jacob


Financial Disclosures: General Election     Primary Election

Zach has long been invested in his community. Along with coaching youth soccer and basketball, he served on his children’s school’s community council, the Healthy West Jordan Committee, the West Jordan Budget Committee, and the city’s Sustainability Committee, as well as on the Planning Commission before being elected in 2015 to represent the citizens of district 3 on the West Jordan City Council. The last four years have seen significant positive changes in West Jordan, let’s keep the momentum going. Vote for Zach Jacob for City Council to keep Moving West Jordan Forward.

Amy L Martz


Financial Disclosures: General Election     Primary Election

Hello!  My name is Amy Martz.  I hope to serve our community on the West Jordan City Council in District 3! I first taught sixth grade, and then served as a principal for 13 years.  With a JD and MPA, I run a law practice in the morning and teach in the afternoon.  I am the adoptive parent of four lively and charming children, ages ten to nineteen. I will work for responsive land development, recycling solutions, welcoming government, and smooth transitions to the new Mayor/Council government. I ask for your support in this campaign and your vote this November!


4 Year Term


Pamela Berry


Financial Disclosures: General Election     Primary Election 

I’m running for my family and yours. We need voices(your voice) to help make West Jordan a place for families and businesses to grow for years to come. No one person or party has a monopoly on all great ideas. We must work together to have a long-term road map that will allow West Jordan to grow responsibly and effectively for many generations. Let’s build relationships that make our city a better place to live and work. For more information, feel free to visit: or call me at (801) 923-3382

David Pack


Financial Disclosures: General Election     Primary Election 

There is no substitute for experience.  With the upcoming form of government change, West Jordan needs someone who can hit the ground running, who has already established decades-long working relationships of trust with city staff and residents.  Having served in PTA/PTSA and Community Council 11 years, and as chairman of our city’s Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, Design Review Committee, Economic Development Subcommittee, Western Stampede Entertainment Subcommittee, and on General Plan, CDBG and Envisioning Committees, my understanding of how to get things done properly, frugally, and with a collaborative, friendly teamwork mentality has a proven track record of success.

Financial Disclosures for Candidates Eliminated in Primary Election


Strong Full-Time Mayor Candidate

Alan Anderson     Initial Disclosure     Final Disclosure

Council District 1 Candidate

Tyrone Fields       Initial Disclosure      Final Disclosure

Council District 3 Candidate

Rulon Green       Initial Disclosure      Final Disclosure

Council District 4 Candidates

Dallen R. Anderson            Initial Disclosure      Final Disclosure

Jacob Robert Lawson        Initial Disclosure      Final Disclosure

Eric Hanna                          Initial Disclosure      Final Disclosure

Financial Disclosure for Disqualified Candidate

David Newton        Initial Disclosure      Final Disclosure

Additional Information


2017 Candidate Financial Disclosures 

Election Related Links


Utah Statewide Electronic Voter Information Website

Salt Lake County Clerk web page


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Mayor and Council Districts      District Map

Mayor Dirk Burton

Councilmember Chris McConnehey (District 1)

Councilmember Melissa Worthen (District 2)

Councilmember Zach Jacob (District 3)

Councilmember David Pack (District 4)

Councilmember Chad Lamb (At Large)

Councilmember Kayleen Whitelock (At Large)

Councilmember Kelvin Green (At Large)

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