Jackie Biskupski Statement Regarding Senator Jim Dabakis’s Endorsement

I am tremendously honored to have the endorsement of Senator Jim Dabakis in my campaign for Salt Lake City Mayor. Jim and I had a long conversation this afternoon. After careful consideration Jim decided not to run for Salt Lake City Mayor and instead endorse my candidacy.

I am grateful that Jim looked at this race closely, the issues at stake, my qualifications for mayor, and my willingness to work hard in this campaign and came to the same conclusion I did: It is time for a change at city hall, I have the capability to serve the people of Salt Lake City very well, and I can win.

I entered this race because it is time to focus on economic development not sales tax increases to raise revenue for our city. It is time for an honest discussion about the disparities between the east and west sides of our city. It is time for a mayor who listens and who will run an open and transparent City Hall where gathering public input is an essential component of decision making. It is time for Salt Lake to diversify its leadership and elect a proven leader, who happens to be a woman, as Mayor.

I am eager to engage with Salt Lake City residents about their concerns and their vision for our city. Please join me this Saturday for a Unity Canvass at 9 am at Granato’s at 300 West 1391 South. We’ll break into pairs and walk through the surrounding neighborhood to talk to voters. Then we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch generously donated by Salt Lake County Councilman Sam Granato. If you can’t make it at 9 am, we’re doing a second shift of canvassing at noon immediately following lunch.

Please rsvp to my Field Director Jefferson Campbell at jefferson.campbell1@gmail.com or 801-725-9163.

With hard work we will win this race. Thank you for your time and support. It means a great deal to me and I am confident it will mean a great deal to others in the history of our city and state.