In offering herself as the best candidate to be the next mayor of West Valley City, City Councilwoman Karen Lang explains that she knows how to get into the halls of power through the back door. That's a claim that is almost certain to be true.
But the other candidate, former Utah legislator Ron Bigelow, is more interested in opening the back door. And the front door. And all the windows. That, in a city that has been having as many problems earning the public trust as this one has, clearly recommends in favor of Bigelow to be the next mayor of the state's second-largest city.
The mayor's seat on the West Valley City Council is open this year because the troubled incumbent, Mike Winder, is not seeking another term. That decision followed though, Winder insists, was not caused by the scandal that broke when it was revealed that the mayor had been placing in local publications articles praising the city that he wrote under an assumed name, unbeknownst even to the newspapers' and websites' editors.