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Helper city council

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Kirk Mascaro

As a lifelong resident of Helper, I'm proud to say that I'm running for my third term as councilman for Helper City.

For the most part I enjoy serving the people of Helper and hope to continue doing so. It is a privilege to live in Helper and have the association with most residents.

Sometimes my jobs on the council are overwhelming. When it's like that I keep in mind why I'm there. Helping Helper to succeed is my goal.

Buildings are my responsibility. The new addition to the museum is coming along. With grants being sought towards the Rio Theatre, the building will one day be a great asset to Helper. Updating the auditorium is also a goal that is my priority.

I'm the councilman in charge of the Electric Light Parade. Hopefully the eastside properties will be developed for new housing.

With both of our schools with higher enrollments, I'm a firm believer that recreation needs to be provided in Helper for all sports so our kids can stay in town.

Economic development is a must in our small town. New businesses are welcome.

I'm mayor pro-tem for Helper. I would like to see all my projects completed. During the next four years I'd like your support.

I am always available for comments.

Phillip "PJ" Jensen

I am PJ Jensen. I am running for election to the Helper city council. My platform is simple: to listen and respond to the People of Helper; to represent your views and interests, and bring positive change to Helper. I intend to strive for sensible representation, economic growth, responsible government, and the overall improvement of Helper as a community.

It all starts with my commitment to the residents of Helper City, and my desire to actually represent you. I believe that government works best when those in office remember that the needs of those they represent always outweigh their own personal opinions. Therefore I want, and need, input and feedback from those I serve.

I invite everyone to contact me with their thoughts and ideas for a better Helper. I admit that I do not know everything, so your input is crucial. This invitation is open now, and especially if I am elected to the council. It is my intention to put the Helper city council more "in touch" with all residents of Helper City. I want to represent you, not hold dominion over you.

I am a fourth generation Helper area resident. Though I was born in Salt Lake City, Helper is my home and I intend to live here for the rest of my life. I work as a professional drafter, where I take the ideas of others and create working plans. The same principle applies to the city council. I am currently a member of the Helper city planning commission, and I serve as the chair of the museum building committee. I am ready, willing and able to be a new voice for you on the Helper City Council.

I would appreciate your consideration on Tuesday, November 6.

Larry Ganser

My name is Larry Ganser. I am a candidate for Helper city council.

I have been a resident of Helper for 66 years. I graduated from Carbon High, the College Of Eastern Utah and received a bachelors degree from Utah State University in social work. I served in the United States Marine Corps for four years and was discharged in 1963 with an honorable discharge.

I worked at various coal mines, before becoming a federal coal mine inspector for 20 years. My wife and I have been married 42 years and we have three children and seven grandchildren. I retired in 1993 from the federal government and worked for the State of Utah as a social worker with the Division of Child and Family Services in Price for two years.

We enjoy camping and fishing and spending time with our family. We enjoy our town and have not considered moving.

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