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The 2023 Salt Lake City Mayoral Election

Elaine Clark

The race for Salt Lake City mayor comes down chiefly to two people, and both are, in a way, seeking re-election.

Incumbent-mayor Erin Mendenhall says her administration has steered the city through unprecedented challenges and tackled hard issues like homelessness and housing affordability. The leading opponent to her re-election, Rocky Anderson, couldn’t disagree more. While touting his two-terms as mayor in the early 2000s, Anderson rails against Mendenhall for leading the city into a “humanitarian crisis” of homelessness. A panel of politicos joins us to analyze the election and explore how Salt Lake has adapted to growing pains .

For more information on the 2023 Mayoral election, check out KUER’s SLC mayoral voter guide.


Robert Gehrke | Columnist with The Salt Lake Tribune

Emily Means | Lead Producer, City Cast Salt Lake

Matthew Burbank | Professor of political science at the University of Utah

Airdate: Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023 at 9 a.m. and Sat, Nov. 11, 2023 at 11 a.m.

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