West Valley City • This west-side suburb swore in three members Tuesday to its City Council, including its first member who is an ethnic minority.
Mayor Mike Winder noted that each elected representative, whether new to the West Valley City Council or a veteran, brings a different perspective based on diverse life experiences and backgrounds. With a population of about 130,000, West Valley is the second-largest city in Utah, and 45 percent of its residents are minorities.
Taking the oath of office were two new members and one incumbent. Corey Rushton, 36, is starting his second term as an at-large member. Tom Huynh, 44, a native of Vietnam who came to the United States as a refugee, represents District 1, and Karen Lang, 52, represents District 3.