A Murray man through and through, Salt Lake County Councilman David Wilde wants to be the next mayor of that city, in place of the retiring Dan Snarr.
"My roots run deep in Murray City. My ancestors helped settle this area more than 150 years ago, and I personally have called Murray home from the time I was just 1-year old," said Wilde, 57, an attorney who has represented the central valley on the County Council since it replaced the commission form of government in 2000. "From my youngest days, I have played at Murray parks, shopped in Murray stores, participated in Murray sports leagues and attended Murray schools.…. Murray is my home."
Wilde said he has the experience to run the city's government, having been fiscally prudent with taxpayers' money during his County Council tenure, when he also worked to reduce the size of government and contain spending. At that same time, he noted that he secured funding for the Jordan River Parkway, Murray Recreation Center, Riverview Park and the Murray Boys & Girls Club.