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Former SLC Mayor Rocky Anderson to run for mayor again

Aug 4, 2022, 9:40 PM | Updated: Aug 5, 2022, 7:49 am

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Rocky Anderson speaks at a rally SOS (Save our schools rally) for school closings in front of the Salt Lake Board Education Administration building. Anderson told KSL NewsRadio on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, that he intends to run for mayor again in 2023. photo: Michael brandy. 06/05/01.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson told KSL NewsRadio Thursday night that he will be running for mayor in 2023.

“I really haven’t made a public announcement,” Anderson said. “But I did meet with some people last night, many of whom have been urging me to run. And I wanted to let them that know I have decided I am going to make a public announcement. I will file the paperwork.”

Anderson says he decided four days ago that he would run again.

“It’s been building up a long time,” he said. “Initially, I was absolutely opposed to doing it. It’s not what I had in mind for myself. But I decided that this city is at its absolute worst. It’s unsafe, it’s filthy, we’re not dealing with the homeless in a humane way.”

Previously, Anderson served as Salt Lake City mayor from 2000 to 2008.

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Former SLC Mayor Rocky Anderson to run for mayor again