Municipal Elections are every other year. Municipal Elections do not occur the same year as the Federal Presidential elections.
For information regarding elections, please visit the Davis County website at www.DavisVotes.com or call 801-451-3589.
GENERAL ELECTION November 2nd
I love the city of Farmington! This charming community is where we have chosen to raise our five daughters. My Masters of Public Administration degree and public sector experience has given me a love of public service. I am running for mayor because I care about Farmington and the residents who live here.
During my four years on city council and my five years serving on the planning commission, I have carefully listened to and represented our residents. As mayor, I promise to listen, collaborate and support opportunities that maintain the uniquely quaint charm that is Farmington. By working together we will create the best outcome. Your voice matters!
Farmington is growing and changing. I understand concerns surrounding growth, density and the importance of a having a long-term strategic plan. I will work to ensure that critical infrastructure is in place first and not outpaced by development. Clean water, safe roadways, parks, trails, fiber options, well-trained first responders and public safety personnel are vitally important to keep our city vibrant. I promise to find solutions to the issues that face our community, and will continue to enhance our city for those who live here now and in the future.
Farmington is changing. While some change is good, there is also a need to stay rooted to our past and the unique traits that make Farmington great. We have big challenges, including the development of the office park; West Davis Corridor and litigation with UDOT; safe and sustainable water; sufficient emergency and police services; traffic and congestion; street maintenance; sidewalks to protect our children; broadband solutions; housing density; and recreational opportunities (expansion of the swimming pool, pickleball courts, etc.).
I'm running for Mayor because I believe that we can steer Farmington to a better future. I'm committed to listening to the people. For we are the City. I've spent the last 20 years as an attorney finding solutions for my clients and negotiating resolutions to complex issues. I am a proven problem solver. With 5 years on Planning Commission and nearly 6 years on City Council, I've seen and experienced what it takes to build and preserve our City. I'm certain that we can continue to overcome our challenges, preserve what is best in our City, and move forward with confidence.
CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES
Shawn J. Beus
Thank you for electing me two years ago to the city council. My emphasis remains: 1.) safety/trails-- we championed expanding the trails and upgrading street/trail crossings; supported our police, fire, and public works departments, and our most at-risk populations;
2.) history/charm-- reinvigorated the city’s Historic Preservation Commission;
3.) housing-- formed a housing committee and an ordinance to provide lower priced housing options;
4.) transparency-- we should keep city meetings on Zoom. People are still Farmington’s greatest asset. I have a bachelors from BYU and law degree from the U of U. My amazing wife (an RN) and I have four awesome daughters: two of whom worked at Lagoon this summer. My career has been largely in nonprofits and local government, including my current role helping entrepreneurs as the Director of Weber State’s Small Business Development Center.
Alex B. Leeman
Since 2015, I have been engaged in Farmington's citizen government as a planning commissioner and city councilman. My commitment and experience set me apart from other candidates. As your councilman:
- I will keep developers in check and make sure development is good for Farmington, not just developers. I will preserve the character of our town and ensure Farmington stays a clean and safe place to live, work, shop, and play.
- I will keep taxes low and diversify our tax base so homeowners pay a smaller share of the city budget.
- I will ensure our transportation infrastructure and city services can support anticipated growth.
- I will expand our trail system and make our new 18-acre park something special, not just cookie-cutter soccer fields and playground equipment.
I listen. I respond to every email. I answer questions. I solve problems. Learn more about my priorities at www.fb.com/Leeman4Farmington.
Melissa Allphin Layton
For eleven years I have lived, shopped, worked and actively participated in the Farmington community. I appreciate the vibrant and welcoming feel Farmington offers, and how the residents support and help each other.
I have served on our Elementary and Jr High Community Council for six+ years. I have a Bachelors degree from the University of Utah and have served as both a State and County delegate. I can appreciate and understand the sacrifices our leaders/volunteers make to help our community run efficiently and effectively.
My husband Jeremy and I are parents to seven children. Our family is involved with the recreation sports programs, and we love utilizing the hiking and biking trail systems.
I am not coming to the political scene with any personal agenda; rather I am a mother, wife, teacher, citizen, and neighbor. I am willing to listen, learn, and honorably represent the citizens of Farmington!
Tyler L. Turner
My wife and I have lived in Farmington for the past 13 years where we have raised our 2 amazing children. Throughout my career, I have been committed to helping people with their personal budgets and helping employees grow to their full career potential, all the while prudently managing hundreds of million-dollar budgets for the branches I have overseen.
Similar to other cities within Utah, Farmington has had huge growth. While this has resulted in success cultivating new homes and businesses, our challenge is trying to maintain the Farmington we all know and love. I am running for City Council in order to be your voice to help make the hard decisions related to growth and housing density. With my experience in listening to people for understanding, managing budgets, and finding better ways to get things done the right way, I humbly ask to be your next Farmington City Council Member.
The Following positions will be up for election this year:
1 Mayoral position: 4-year term, January 2022 - January 2026
2 City Council positions: 4-year term, January 2022 - January 2026
These are at-large positions. Interested parties may file for office during normal office hours on June 1 - 7, 2021 at the Farmington City Recorder's Office 160 South Main Street.
The constitutional and statutory qualification requirements for municipal office are:
- Be a United States citizen.
- The person is a registered voter in the municipality.
- The person will be at least 18 years old at the time of the next election.
- The person has been a legal resident of the municipality for 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the date of the election.
- Any mentally incompetent person, any person convicted of a felony, or any person convicted of treason or a crime against the elective franchise may not hold office in this state until the right to vote or hold elective office is restored as provided by statute.
The statutory filing period is between June 1 and June 7. Interested parties may file for office during normal office hours at the Farmington City Recorder’s Office at 160 South Main Street.
The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 7th. If sufficient candidates file, a primary election will be held on Tuesday, August 10th.
Farmington's ballot drop-box is located at the Farmington Community Center, 120 South Main Street (see picture to the right). To see the locations of all drop-boxes, visit daviscountyutah.gov/clerk-auditor/elections/how-where-to-vote
Other Election Information
Davis County Clerk
Davis County Admin Building
61 South Main Street, Room #104
Farmington, UT 84025
Elections Manager - Brian McKenzie
(801) 451-3508 - Direct
Utah State Elections Office
Utah Lieutenant Governor's Office
Utah State Capitol
Salt Lake City, UT 84114