LET'S KEEP THE MOMENTUM WE'VE CREATED TOGETHER
I have a deep love for Washington City, and it has been my absolute honor to serve as a representative for the past four years. I seek another term in office because of my unwavering commitment to making Washington an even better place to live, do business, and build our futures. This city is my home, and together, we can achieve great things for Washington and its citizens. As your representative, I will be your voice and work tirelessly to create a brighter future for our community.
As a father of three very active, growing boys, I often look at them and wonder about their future. Will our town be a better place for them than it was for me? With an uncertain future ahead, I want to ensure that our community continues to thrive for generations. I have been a resident of Southern Utah for 23 years. I moved down here in 2000 to attend college, and after graduating, I decided to stay and raise my family here. I have been happily married for 16 years, and my three fantastic boys, aged 15, 12, and 9, are the pride and joy of my life.
My beautiful wife cares for them, and I'm grateful for her support. My family makes many sacrifices to allow me to serve on the City Council, but it's all worth it when we know that we are making a positive impact on our community.
I have served on the Planning Commission for three years and the City Council for four years. Over the past seven years, I have gained much experience and knowledge. I have been working in Washington City for 19 years, and I have played a key role in its growth and development. As a licensed Surveyor who works for a planning and engineering firm, I take pride in my work to make the projects I work on better for everyone. With my experience and work ethic, I am confident we can keep Washington City on the right track and grow responsibly.
I WANT YOU TO KNOW WHY
WHY I AM
I want to share why I am running for office and what I hope to achieve for our city in the next four years. Every citizen must know why I am running and what my priorities are.
Here are some of the reasons why I believe I am the right person for the job:
- I have gained valuable experience over the last few years, and I am determined to use that experience to make a positive impact on our city.
- I firmly believe in small government, where citizens can have a voice and see their concerns addressed by their leaders. With the current leadership in place, I am confident that we can achieve great things together.
- I do not have a political agenda. My priority is to represent the citizens of our community and to make decisions that are in their best interest.
- I believe in responsible spending and a balanced budget. Over the past four years, we have been able to cut unnecessary expenses and keep our city on a solid financial path.
- Our city has experienced significant growth over the past few years, and we must ensure that this growth is managed responsibly. I am committed to building our city right the first time and ensuring that our infrastructure can support our growing population.
- It is our responsibility to spend public funds wisely and to protect the rights of our citizens.
- I love Washington City, and I am committed to making it the best small city in America.
With my experience and dedication, I can be a valuable asset to our city. Together, we can continue to build a strong and vibrant community that we can all be proud of.
THE PAST 4 YEARS
• Chair of WCSW (Washington County Solid Waste) Board
• Executive Board
• Flood Control Authority
• Washington City Power Board
• Washington City Investment Committee
• Expansion of the dog park
• Funding of a future wheels park, with $1 million in contributions from Washington County
• Boilers Park
• Sunrise Valley Park
• Covington home upgrades
• Expansion of Washington Dam Road
• Interchange at George Washington Blvd to Southern Parkway
• Installation of multiple stoplights
• Addition of 4-5 miles of trail, along with trailheads
• New parks maintenance building
• Exit 13 (south side)
• Auto Mall - (Findlay Hyundai is the first of 7-8 car high-tech/high-end dealerships)
• Capital Investment: $80 million
• Jobs: 750, $76K/year average wage
• Sales Tax Revenues: $500-750K/year to the city
• Property Tax to School District: $3.8M over ten years
• Multiple restaurants starting construction
• ARA Southwest Logistics Center - Infrastructure under construction
• Capital Investment: $400+ million
• Jobs: thousands over 15-year build-out
• Property Tax to School District: $600k/year
• Property Tax to Washington City: $100k/year
• New businesses, expansion of local businesses, stimulating surrounding areas, and airport expansion/flight service.
These are only a few great things the city is working on. For additional information, please email or call: Craigcoats5@gmail.com, 435-632-3343