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South Jordan City is governed by a council-manager form of government. The City Council is composed of five members and a mayor. All members are elected by the residents of the City during a municipal election held every two years. Each seat consists of a four-year term. Council member terms are staggered. Two members and a mayor are elected at one time, and two years later the other three members are elected. The Mayor and Council are responsible for setting city policy and the City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations.

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Current elected officials include:

Mayor David L. Alvord
Mayor Dave Alvord and his wife, Laura, moved to South Jordan in 2004 and have three daughters and a son. Dave attended Skyline High School, the University of Utah, and Case School of Dental Medicine. A local dentist, Dave owns and practices family dentistry at Oquirrh Mountain Dental located adjacent to City Hall.
Dave has worked as a lifeguard, pizza delivery-boy, forklift operator, restaurant server, IBM intern, raspberry-picker, Regional Campaign chairman for the Romney campaign, Republican delegate, associate dentist, and family dentist.
In the 6th grade, Dave won a state-wide political cartoon contest, and has maintained a love for politics and for our nation's founding documents.
Dave is proud to serve as Mayor of our beloved South Jordan!

Councilman Patrick Harris (District 1)
Patrick Harris has an MBA in Executive Management from Drake University and a BA from the University of Utah. He is the President of the Oak Hills Homeowners Association in South Jordan where he lives with his wife, Shari, and their two children. Shari has multi-generational ties to South Jordan of over 100 years. Their children are now the 6th consecutive generation of the family to live in our beautiful city. Patrick enjoys spending time with his family, especially skiing, hiking, biking, and engaging in other outdoor activities.
Patrick is a Regional Director for a large insurance company where he oversees the relationships with all of the brokers in the region including marketing and underwriting responsibilities. He has a strong level of expertise in risk analysis with the ability to implement measures to reduce unnecessary liabilities. He has expertise in analyzing contracts and subcontractor agreements and has been an instructor for construction-related contracts.
He is an experienced and effective decision maker where he makes decisions on a daily basis that have multi-million dollar consequences. Prior to making decisions he takes the time to understand the issues and ramifications, evaluate all of the pros and cons, determine the most effective options, and makes sure that the terms are favorable and in the best long-term interest of the organization.

Councilman Brad Marlor (District 2)
Bradley G. Marlor MBA, CBI is Principal Broker and a partner at Utah Business Consultants, a business brokerage, valuation and exit planning company. Brad founded Utah Business Consultants in 1989. He is a graduate of four colleges and universities with degrees in Accounting and Business Administration. Brad is a licensed Principal Real Estate Broker for the State of Utah. He is a former franchise owner with direct experience in buying and selling his own businesses. He is an Exit Planning Advisor -- preparing business owners for the most important financial event of their lives. Brad has been published numerous times in local business periodicals and newspapers, including Utah Business Magazine, The Enterprise Newspaper, and the Deseret News. He has earned the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation, with the International Business Broker's Association.
Brad served on the South Jordan City Council from 2000 through 2008, he served four years on the South Jordan Planning Commission, three years on South Jordan City's Economic Development Committee, and Brad co-founded the South Jordan Chamber of Commerce. Brad looks forward to serving the residents of South Jordan again on the City Council. He believes strongly that South Jordan's best years are ahead.
Brad is married to Marianne Layton Marlor (34 years). Together they have three children who were raised in South Jordan and attended public schools here. Brad and Marianne now have two handsome grandsons and a tabby cat named Ellie Mae. Brad has been active in serving the youth in the neighborhoods where he and his family have lived, including serving as Scoutmaster three times. He fulfilled an LDS Church mission to Geneva Switzerland from 1977 to 1979.

Councilman Donald J. Shelton (District 3)
Don Shelton and his wife, Robyn have lived in South Jordan for the past 22 years. They raised their 5 children here. Prior to his marriage to Robyn, Don served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tampa Florida. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and a Certified Financial Planner designation. Don is an independent financial advisor and the founder of The Oquirrh Wealth Advisors, A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Service, Inc. He has been practicing personal financial planning for over 25 years. Don recently completed a term as the President of the Utah Financial Planning Association and is currently serving as chairman of the group. Don loves the outdoor recreation opportunities available here in our great State of Utah. He participates in downhill skiing, water skiing, golf, fly fishing, hiking, and camping. He has also run in the past 3 SoJo Marathons, the past 3 RAGNAR relays, and has competed in a number of sprint triathlons. Don and Robyn love spending time with their family, especially their 5 grandchildren.

Councilwoman Tamara Zander (District 4)
Tamara Zander and her husband, Corey, have three sons and a daughter ages 23-14 who are the highlight of their life. Tamara was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She moved to Utah in 1990 to attend BYU where she met Corey, a Utah native. As newlyweds they were elected State & County delegates. Being civically involved is important and they with their children walked neighborhoods and actively campaigned when Tamara ran for SJ City Council.
As a Founding Board member for Early Light Academy, Tamara was key in collaborating with Kennecott Land and the city of South Jordan for the school's land acquisition. She has also volunteered on Community Councils, PTA leadership, Cub Scouts and leadership roles in her church organizations.
Tamara attended Ricks College, BYU in Provo, BYU Jerusalem Study Abroad and served an LDS mission in Lima Peru. Traveling and experiencing other cultures is educational and heart-warming. As a college student in Israel she saw firsthand the struggles with the political and religious divisions of this nation.
Teaching and promoting healthy living is another passion Tamara enjoys. She has taught water aerobics for over 20 years. Tamara and Corey own and operate a local real estate business, Zander Real Estate Team.

Councilman Christopher J. Rogers (District 5)
Christopher J. Rogers has lived in Utah for over 30 years and is an experienced civil litigation attorney. After graduating from Highland High School, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Italy Padova from 1996-98. Chris learned to enjoy the Italian language, the people, culture, and, of course, the food. They continue to hold a special place in his heart.
Upon returning, Chris graduated with a cum laude in Communication from the University of Utah in 2001 and is a 2004 graduate of the University of Utah College of Law, where he was senior staff of the Utah Law Review. He was a law clerk for Judge Russell W. Bench of the Utah Court of Appeals from 2005-2006 and clerked for Senator Orrin G. Hatch on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Judicial Nominations Unit in Washington D.C. in 2002.
Chris is often described as "no-nonsense," efficient, and able to see the big picture. His hobbies and interests include swimming, attending University of Utah football games, keeping up on local high school policy debate (especially because he is a former Tournament Of Champions and National Debate Tournament qualifier), and enjoying a good book about theoretical physics or military history. Chris and his wife, Jennifer, have 3 children -- two daughters and one son -- and are proud to have their home in South Jordan.

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