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.
Positions up for re-election: Mayoral and 2 City Council Positions
All voters must present a valid identification before voting. “Valid voter identification” means “a form of identification that bears the name and photograph of the voter...” or “two forms of identification that bear the name of the voter and provide evidence that the voter resides in the voting precinct...”
JIM TALBOT (Incumbent)
My wife, Karen, and I have lived in Farmington for 26 years and have raised our four children here. For almost 13 years, I have served our City on the Planning Commission, as a City Councilman, and as your Mayor. I’ve witnessed the challenges facing our community and have worked diligently to solve these issues. I love this City and care deeply about it’s future. This election marks a critical time in the future of our City. My experience and knowledge of the issues, and love for this community and its residents, persuades me to run once again for Mayor. Thank you for your support.
City Council Candidate Profiles
John Bilton (Incumbent)
I am grateful to have lived in Farmington for the past 22 years. When my wife and I returned to Utah to raise our family, we chose to settle in Farmington because of its unique combination of friendly citizens, beautiful surroundings, great schools and small-town appeal. As a current City Councilman for Farmington City and having previously served as Planning Commission Chair I have worked to preserve our sense of community and space as we are challenged with the onset of growth and development along the Wasatch front and in our community. I have served to preserve the things that make Farmington such a great place to live. I am now seeking your vote for Farmington City Council so that I may continue working for the ongoing success of our great city. Farmington belongs to each of us and as residents we rely on our elected officials to listen to our concerns. In that regard, please contact me by email or cell phone if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions regarding my candidacy or any of the issues we face in Farmington. I am eager to listen carefully to your views.
It would be an honor to serve as your city council member. My husband and I moved to Farmington six years ago to establish a home and raise a family. We cannot imagine living anywhere else. Over these past six years we have seen Farmington grow into a beautiful and well kept city that has accommodated change while maintaining its natural and unique charm. As a resident, local business owner and your city council member, I want to ensure that all citizens of Farmington have a say in the future development of this city; and that city government maintains it's primary role of serving you.
As your city council member I will stand for the following:
Insist that development in Farmington is consistent with our unique character and provides opportunities for residents to live, work and play in the city.
Balance development with the protection of Farmington's urban open spaces (trails, parks, nature preserves).
Continue to have a budget that is fiscally responsible and financially able to meet our city’s growing needs.
Ensure that Farmington's development creates a residential and commercial city that will be economically viable for future generations.
Brigham Mellor (Incumbent)
This is my first “re-election” bid. Four short years ago, I promised more park space in the city to serve our ever-growing population, especially our youth. We now have over 60 acres of park ground we didn’t have four years ago and a much needed gymnasium for indoor recreation. I promised fiscal responsibility; now we have the largest general fund balance in this city’s history. This council has produced higher fund balances and lower property tax rates every year since I have been in office. I promised quality development; Vista Outdoors, U of U Hospital, Pluralsight, Cabela’s, and Mercedes Benz dealership have all been a part of that promise coming to fruition. This is the most important time in Farmington’s history. I am not the captain of this municipal ship (the voters are the captain) but I am a trained, proven, and valuable crew member. I am committed to four more years of dedicated service on your behalf on the Farmington City Council, if you are willing to elect me.
I am Proud to have a Pioneer ancestry here in Davis County, I have lived is Davis County for around 8 years. My wife is a lifelong Farmington resident and a 3rd Generation Dart. Her Grandpa is a former Mayor and Council member of Farmington. In our marriage, we have a combined 10 surviving kids and a daughter that we lost.
I began my political involvement while I lived in Bountiful when my church asked its members to attend our neighborhood caucus meetings. I quickly fell in love being involved in the community. I was elected as a State and County Delegate. I was a member of the Constitution and bylaws committee for 4 years. I currently serve as Precinct Vice Chair, Legislative 18 Vice Chair, and am a member of the County Executive Committee and Central Committee. As a Legislative Vice Chair, I assist in training the officers of 28 Precincts covering multiple cities along with working directly with our Utah State Legislator.
In my opinion, Municipal government is the most overlooked aspect of Government, yet it effects our daily lives. I have come to love and appreciate the city of Farmington and proudly call it home.
The Farmington/Centerville area has been my home for almost 30 years. I have lived in Farmington with my husband, Doug, and five daughters for nine years. I am running for City Council because I love our beautiful, quaint and vibrant community of Farmington!
I am aware of many issues facing our city as well as long-term planning and development goals for the greater area. Farmington currently faces serious decisions with future development and improvement. For the past five years I’ve served as a Planning Commissioner for Farmington – two years serving as Chairwoman. I am committed solutions that meet our needs as residents, and maintain the attractive qualities that make Farmington a great place to live.
I believe in the public process. City Councils should be well-informed on the issues; council members should listen, understand the needs of the people, and work to meet those needs. I’m not a politician. I am a mother, wife, and involved community member, which gives me a unique perspective on what really matters in our community. With education and experience to do what it takes, I’ll take the time to listen and act in the best interest of the citizens of Farmington.