Candidate profiles are available below, with campaign finance statements being posted as required by state law as they become available. The first campaign finance statement is due August 29th, and will be posted shortly thereafter.
Please note that the candidates have been given the opportunity to submit these candidate profiles and statements. American Fork City does not endorse these statements or guarantee their truth or accuracy. The statements reflect the candidates' view and opinions and not the city's position.
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648 Seymore Drive
Years of residence in American Fork: 14
Occupation: Financial Advisor
As a Financial Advisor, I believe my unique skills and experiences make me a strong candidate for City Council. Throughout my career, I have demonstrated a deep understanding of fiscal responsibility, budget management, long-term planning, and prudent decision-making, which are essential qualities for effective governance. I will use my skills to assess the economic impact of policies and initiatives, making sure they align with the best interests of American Fork residents.
My expertise in analyzing complex financial data and identifying cost-saving opportunities will prove invaluable in ensuring efficient allocation of resources and taxpayer dollars. I am committed to implementing transparent financial practices and advocating for responsible spending.
Moreover, my ability to communicate financial concepts clearly and concisely will foster transparency and understanding between the Council and the community. I will actively engage with residents, listen to their concerns and ideas, and work collaboratively to find solutions that align with our city's financial goals.
In addition to my financial expertise, I am deeply invested in our community's welfare. I have a genuine passion for the well-being of American Fork residents. By combining my financial acumen with my commitment to service, I am confident that I can positively contribute to our city.
Thank you for taking a moment to read my information.
I’ve always believed that life is all about what you put into it and that no one is responsible for your happiness and welfare more than yourself. I take that same attitude about my community (American Fork). If I want good things to happen here, see great opportunities for my family and neighbors then I need to dig in and work. I feel like my hometown is my responsibility and I take that responsibility seriously. Truth be known I’m just a lot better at “putting up” than “shutting up” and so, for years I’ve chosen to get involved and try to make a difference.
Some of my qualifications include:
- Current city councilman and Mayor Pro Tem
- Served for 2 years on the Am. Fork Planning Commission
- Past Parks and Recreation committee chair
- Served on the Arts Council and Historical Preservation
- Member of the Steel Days Committee
- Resident of Am. Fork for over 45 years
City Government doesn’t solve problems, people do and I believe that good people working together can accomplish tremendous things in our community. I ask for your support this November & welcome input from all.
Web site: https://www.timholleyaf.com
Years of residence in American Fork: 4
Occupation: Marine, small business owner, sales rep for IT software to financial services clients
I’m a small business owner that understands all the challenges that come with entrepreneurship. I’m a Marine who has served around the world including in Afghanistan. I’m the husband of an immigrant who cherishes the opportunity this country provides. I’m optimistic in that we as a community can overcome the toughest trials. I’m able to adapt and overcome no matter the circumstances. I relish adversity and the growth that comes from it. I can do hard things and know that each one of us can as well. I’m a believer in Christ and His mercy that provides the path to change for all of us. I love liberty more than my life.
I understand the challenges we face in American Fork especially as we go through this incredible period of growth: maintaining a sense of community, managing increasing traffic and providing sufficient services from emergency personnel to green space, ensuring decent internet accessibility for everyone, improving the roads and sidewalks, revitalizing the downtown area. I also understand the many opportunities this amazing city has and why we have all chosen to live here: the safety and jobs and neighbors and service and events and people that make this our home.
Years of residence in American Fork: since 2019
Web address: https://grayforcitycouncil.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethlovesAF
Occupation: Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Hello friends and neighbors, my name is Elizabeth (Beth) Gray. As a Clinical Mental Health Counselor who has been lucky enough to serve the community in that capacity, I am ready to help as your next city council member.
American Fork perfection blends history with innovations. Our community is a tapestry woven from the threads of long-term residents and those who have recently joined us.
With growth the pressure on our infrastructure has become increasingly clear; parks, roads, and other public services – the lifeblood of our community – need our attention.
As a city council member, I pledge to address these pressing issues, ensuring infrastructure keeps pace with growth, while being fiscally responsible. Knowing resources are limited, I can utilize my skills at problem solving, garnered from being a counselor, to stretch our funds.
I am Beth, I want to be your next American Fork City council member, because I believe in the strength of our community, and I am proud to be a part of it.
Years of residence in American Fork: 19
Moving back to Utah nearly 20 years ago, my family chose to live in American Fork, a place that shared our values with good neighbors that care for each other and serve one another. All of our children have attended schools here: Shelley; AFJH; AFHS. My wife, Heidi Boden, teaches Art at AFHS. For more than 10 years, she also ran the Steele Days Art Show. In short, we love serving our community. Having graduated from BYU with a masters in Information Systems Management and a bachelors in Accounting, I have experience in finance and IT that can benefit our community. Throughout my career, I've been consulting with businesses on ways to use advanced technologies to improve their operational efficiencies and provide better service to their customers. I'd like to do the same for our city by (1) finding ways to improve city operations through the use of technologies; (2) serving and engaging our citizens better with technology outreach; and (3) providing servant leadership to the citizens of our great city. As your servant, my main goal will be to lower taxes for you as citizens, while improving the level of services provided by AF City.
Website: setatliberty.squarespace.com Facebook.com/setatliberty
Years of residence in American Fork: Off-and-on for the last 15 years. (My husband grew up here). We settled in AF permanently over 3 years ago.
Occupation: Homeschool Mom; Freelance Instructional Designer & Editor
I am running for office because I believe it is my civic duty. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking, philosophizing, and talking about the role of government and the state of our union, but I would be hypocritical if I didn’t at least make an attempt to be a positive force for good in trying to promote and safeguard those principles of self-determination coupled with morality that guide my everyday decisions.
I am just an average American Fork resident like you. I am competent, inquisitive, and willing to put in the time and effort to thoroughly understand issues that arise; I love creative solutions to complex problems, and I want the best for all American Fork residents because I am one.
1164 North 560 West
Years of residence in American Fork: 23
Occupation: BYU Dining Services Business Systems Manager
I am a proud resident of American Fork City where I raised my 6 children who attended high school here and had many opportunities while growing up in this community. I served our community as a State Representative because I believe everyone should take an opportunity to serve. I am running for office because I believe we have a spending problem in our city. Our city is flush with cash and reserves are full yet we had an extra $9M to front the $40M fiber project while adding a $30M RDA bond to our debt. With the advent of a 37.8% tax increase and 8% inflation on family budgets, it is time to get involved. The Salt Lake Tribune ranked me the #1 Conservative State Legislator in 2012 because I have a conservative voting record that reflects our Founding Fathers’ belief that limited government is best. I will work to undo this tax increase and manage American Fork’s finances like a family’s budget. I have the experience. I started with Arthur Andersen as an Auditor and Systems Consultant; then as an Internal Auditor, Fiscal Analyst and Division Controller. Get to know me better by researching my conservative voting record.
592 West 900 North
Years of residence in American Fork: 29
I have lived in American Fork for the past twenty-nine (29) years with my family. My wife, Jo Ellen, and I are the proud parents of four (4) children who all graduated from American Fork High School. We are also the proud grandparents of seventeen (17) grandchildren. I currently run a small business and understand the challenges small businesses face. I will make sure we do what we can to help encourage business growth in our city. I will do all I can to keep the taxes and utility fees the city charges as low as possible. I will make myself available to any resident who wants to discuss any issue before the city council that we are requested to decide. I will do all I can to help keep American Fork City moving forward in a positive direction by using the city’s resources wisely. I thank you in advance for your support.
269 North Center Street
Years of residence in American Fork: 20
Occupation: North Utah County Water Coordinator, President and Water Master for American Fork Irrigation Company
As a longtime resident of American Fork, I’ve seen changes that come as a result of inevitable growth in our community. Much of that change has been handled well by our city leaders. However, as we continue to grow as a city, we must do a better job of balancing property rights, water conservation, infrastructure improvement, and development while practicing fiscal responsibility. I know that my expertise and experience gained over a lifetime of learning, working and living in diverse environments from coast to coast, including production management, purchasing, quality control and special projects for Fortune 100 companies will help me as a City Council member. I believe my expertise will help to successfully navigate the changes American Fork City faces while staying close to the community feeling and values my family, past and present, have enjoyed.
2023 Notice of Municipal Primary Election - September 5, 2023
Notice is hereby given to all registered voters residing in the City of American Fork that the Municipal Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2023. The 2023 Municipal Election is being conducted by mail, meaning all registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail. If you have questions about your ballot, lost or never received your ballot, or made a mistake and need a new ballot prior to Election Day, please call the County Elections Office at 801-851-8128.
Election Day Vote Centers
There will be a Vote Center at the American Fork Library (64 South 100 East) on Election Day September 5, 2023, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. where voters can drop off their ballots, receive help with voting issues, vote provisionally, or utilize the ADA amenities of an electronic voting machine. You will need to show proper identification at the Vote Center if you need a replacement ballot or to vote provisionally. Locations for Election Day Vote Centers can be obtained by calling 801-851-8128 or by visiting the website: https://www.utahcounty.gov/Dept/clerk/elections/index.html. Any changes to the polling location will be posted on the website.
Ballots can be returned by mailing them in (must be postmarked by September 5, 2023), dropping ballot off at the Utah County Elections office, dropping off at the Ballot Box located at the American Fork Library, or dropped off on election day at the Vote Center (Library) until 8 p.m. on September 5, 2023. Additional locations for Ballot Drop Boxes can be found on the Utah County Elections website at https://www.utahcounty.gov/Dept/clerk/elections/index.html
The qualifications for a person to vote in the election are: (1) be a citizen of the United States, (2) a resident of Utah at least 30 days immediately preceding the election, (3) at least 18 years old on the day of election or if 17 years of age on or before the day of the regular primary election and 18 years of age on or before the date of the general election that immediately follows the regular primary election, and (4) reside at the address where you are registering.
Additional election information including candidate profiles can be found at vote.utah.gov or at americanfork.gov. If you have additional questions, call 801-854-5601.
Posted this 28th day of August, 2023.
/s/ Terilyn Lurker, City Recorder
Logic and Accuracy Test
The Elections Division in the Utah County Clerks Office will be conducting a public logic and accuracy test of the voting equipment prior to the Primary Election. The demonstration will be held on Friday, August 11, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Utah County Administration Building located at 100 East Center Street, Suite 700, Provo, Utah, 84606.
2023 Notice of Municipal Primary Election, Early Voting, and Ballot Drop Boxes
The 2023 American Fork City Municipal Primary Election will be held on September 5, 2023. Information regarding the election, early voting, ballot drop boxes, and vote service centers can be found at:
- Utah County Elections Office - 100 East Center Street Suite 3100, Provo, Utah 84646 - or call 801-851-8128
The election will be conducted primarily by mail, with ballots being mailed to all registered voters approximately 3 weeks prior to the election. In-person voting will be available at Vote Centers; those locations can be found at www.utahcounty.gov/elections. Ballots can be dropped off at ballot boxes up until 8 p.m. on Election Day; those locations can be found at www.utahcounty.gov/elections. The closest location for American Fork residents is at the American Fork Library (on the west side, next to the book drop). Individuals may also place their ballots in the mail but must have the ballot postmarked no later than September 5th.
Early voting will take place at the Utah County Elections Office, located at 100 East Center Suite 3100, Provo, from August 28, 2023, to September 1, 2023, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. More information can be found at www.utahcounty.gov/elections or by calling 801-851-8128.
Any individual with a disability who needs assistance with voting, please contact the County Clerk at 801-851-8128.
Dated this 2nd day of August, 2023.
/s/Terilyn Lurker, City Recorder
- Primary Election