If you live in Salt Lake County, I ask that you consider voting for my good friend Mark Crockett for County Mayor. While I know both he and his opponent well, Mark is my pick for the post. Here’s why I have endorsed Mark Crockett (as I posted back in April):
Instead of making a career out of politics, Mark has made a career out of fixing large organizations. He brings people from all parts of the organization to the table and with them finds the places that money can be saved and efficiency improved. Whether it is large Fortune 500 companieslike Bank of America or government agencies like the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Mark has been saving companies $10 billion a year throughout his career.
That’s money saved not through cutting staffs and salaries, but through improving efficiency, removing bottlenecks, and cutting out waste. Instead, that money can be reallocated to help the organization carry out its mission.
We are not talking about small businesses, either, but large organizations of as many as 180,000 employees. With an organization as large as Salt Lake County government, with 4,400 employees and an annual budget around $750 million, that kind of experience matters. It’s not a “learn on the job” position.
If there’s something we need more of in government, it’s more capable people and fewer politicians. If we keep electing the same kind of people, we’re going to keep getting the same kinds of solutions. Mark Crockett is a breath of fresh air and a refreshing new perspective.
Please support him with your vote today.
- Salt Lake Tribune: “Crockett jumps into Salt Lake County mayor’s race: Ex-councilman suggests a focus on core functions.” (markcrockett.spyderwise.com)
- My Pick for Salt Lake County Mayor: Mark Crockett, Because Experience Matters (publiusonline.com)
- Crockett Calls on Council to Vote No on Capital Projects (markcrockett.com)
- Mark Crockett opposed inequitable funding during Jordan School District Split (markcrockett.com)
- Prankster adds ‘Richard Burwash’ to county race ()