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Elections


Democracy at a local level

Elections

Notice is hereby given that Herriman City will hold a non-partisan municipal general election on November 2, 2021 to elect a Mayor and two (2) City Council positions to serve four-year terms. City Council positions will be elected from Council Districts two (2) and three (3) with the Mayoral position being elected at-large. 

Notice is hereby given that the following individuals have been nominated to appear on the ballot for the Herriman City Municipal General Election to be held on November 2, 2021.

          Mayor (4-year term):

                  Lorin Palmer

                  Clint Smith

Any person who is eligible to vote in an election may register and vote in a municipal election. Additional information and registration forms may be obtained from the Salt Lake County Elections Office at (385) GOT-VOTE or by emailing got-vote@slco.org.



Sample Ballots

Below are ballot samples for each district. With the mayoral position on the ballot this election, every registered voter will receive a ballot. 


Sample Ballot District 1 and 4
Sample Ballot District 2
Sample Ballot District 3

Districts 1 & 4

District 2

District 3



Mayor & District 2 Candidate Debate

Wednesday, October 6th - 6:00 pm

Herriman City Hall Community Room - 5355 W Herriman Main Street


Submit your debate topics/questions to info@herriman.org with "Debate" in the subject line. 

Election Debate Information

2021 Herriman City Candidates

Click on the button for each candidate to review their contact information and bio.

Mayor (One Seat)

Jared Esselman

14738 S Desert Sage Drive
Herriman, UT 84096
801-382-7239
jared@jaredesselman.com

I am running for Mayor as my way of giving back to our community. I have always valued service and I believe that God gave me a talent for public policy. This is one way I can use my talent to serve.

I remember watching the attacks on September 11th. Soon after, I enlisted in the United States Air Force. I served our country as a Loadmaster on C-17 aircraft in hundreds of combat missions in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

After my military service, I earned my Political Science degree from the College of Charleston and my Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University. I also served as an intern in the White House under President George W. Bush. 

Because of my education, I was able to personally write and pass laws in 25 states including Utah. It is very rewarding working to protect people’s quality of life.

I am now serving as the Director of Aeronautics. I lead the statewide transportation system of 46 public airports and manage the state aircraft fleet. I oversee a budget of federal, state and local funds ranging from $52 million to $80 million a year. I manage an administrative and operational staff and I coordinate the efforts of government staff at the federal, state and local levels. 

I also serve as an instructor at SLCC teaching the U.S. Government course. I appreciate educating the next generation on how important their involvement is in our government processes. 

As Mayor, I will: 

  • Structure our city council meetings to allow for more citizen engagement. 
  • Promote STEM learning with a science fair and encourage smart city infrastructure. 
  • Manage growth responsibly and balance housing options and commercial business by working for a ‘seamless city.’ 

My wife Kristin and I chose to live in Herriman because of the schools, the sense of community and the hometown feel. This is the place we want to raise our three children Emily, Savannah and Ezra.

Learn more at: www.JaredEsselman.com

And feel free to email me at: Jared@JaredEsselman.com 

Or call/text me at: 801-382-7239.

Primary Financial Report

Final Financial Report


Nicole Grange

5376 W Kuna Peak Place
Herriman, UT 84096
801-702-0525
nicoleg4mayor@gmail.com

I hope to be the first woman elected as Herriman City’s Mayor. I am running for Mayor to make our growing city a better place.

I grew up in a small town with politics all around me. My dad, Gary Perea, was County Commissioner for White Pine County for 12 years. As his daughter I helped support him, see what it was like to campaign and learn much about the world of politics.

I am a Combat Veteran in the Military having served 10 years in the National Guard. I have been deployed to Iraq with a great unit. I led and prevailed the troops to help with our communities.

As Mayor, I will,

  • Help our growing community, with Olympia coming in I will get our town ready for the influx of people.
  • I will figure out the financial area to help bring in businesses and help our growing city. I will help the police become bigger with our growing community and fight for a Post Office here in Herriman City.
  • I will bring our community together more. Bring in more community markets, cleaning up the community as a whole, and promoting small businesses.

My Family and I moved to Herriman because we love the scenery and how friendly this community is. It is a great thing to be a mother and a role model for my daughter and other girls showing we can lead our community together. I hope to help and see this great community grow.

Primary Financial Report

Final Financial Report



Lorin Palmer

12452 S Cheval Court
Herriman, UT 84096
801-372-1768
lorinpalmer4mayor@gmail.com

I moved to Herriman with my wife, Christi, in 2013. We love living here and the wonderful sense of community we have in Herriman. 

I am running for mayor to ensure that as Herriman grows, our community retains the values, character, and livability that have made our city the best city to live in. 

I worked closely with many neighbors in organizing Utah for Responsible Growth. We stood up for our community while neighboring projects like Olympia Hills tried to add massive congestion to our roads. 

I am ready to hit the ground running and work with YOU – the residents – to ensure we keep our quality of life. It is going to take someone with experience, someone who is trusted, and someone who is invested in our community to make this happen. 

My goals as Mayor of Herriman: 

  • Work to create more community places, trails, youth sports fields, and other desired amenities.
  • Improve the quality of life for residents through improved infrastructure, citywide broadband, and a broad economic tax base.
  • Advocate for all housing types to be built in the city with a focus on more single-family homes.

I hope to earn your vote! Please reach out anytime!

Primary Financial Report


Clint Smith

13749 Horseback Lane
Herriman, UT 84096
801-824-3709
clint@electclintsmith.com

My mom and dad instilled in me a deep sense of duty to community.  I was born and raised in Draper and learned the value of community service watching my father serve in many different ways throughout the city.  My mom also served with the volunteer ambulance service, whenever the pager went off she would respond, no matter day and night.  They were dedicated to being trustworthy, working hard, and helping others.  

We’ve had some challenges in the Mayor’s office in recent years, and at this critical time, it is important that we restore trust and accountability. 

  • I am passionate about serving the citizens of Herriman in a way that restores trust and confidence.  More than ever, an unwavering commitment to Reinvigorate Outreach to Citizens, Transparency and Accountability are paramount. 

I began working in the Fire/EMS service in 1993 as a volunteer on a Draper City Ambulance.  I’ve worked in different roles throughout the Valley, including many different leadership positions.  I have been a firefighter, paramedic, and LifeFlight medic.  I currently serve as the Fire Chief in Draper, where I was asked to build the department from the ground up.  It’s rewarding to be where my mother served and where I started.  

  • I have extensive experience working with municipal government, responsible municipal budgeting, prioritizing needs, and creatively solving problems, through both good and difficult times.  I understand the direct affect that City decisions can have on quality-of-life issues for people. 
  • To successfully resolve challenges we have to realize that, what may initially seem like an easy answer, is often much more difficult when the limitations of reality and unintended consequences are considered.  There are no easy answers to housing issues, but we can employ a variety of tools to address crowding - Increased setbacks, limits to the percentage of rentals allowed, innovative landscaping are just some of those options.     

My wife Tangie and I moved to 20 years ago when there were about 1,000 people here.  We loved the “Herriman Feel” and it just really fit who we are.  

  • We must prioritize staying Family Oriented, Keeping Open Spaces, and Providing a variety of Recreational Opportunities.   
  • Growth has brought many challenges that must be addressed by proactively engaging with citizens in a very transparent, reasoned, conscientious way that fosters that ‘Herriman Feel.’  

I served on the Planning Commission for eight years; elected as Chair for the last five.  In August 2013 I was appointed and served 5 months as Interim Mayor and worked hard re-establishing the City’s vision and priorities following the resignation of the Mayor.  I was later elected to the City Council in 2018.  

  • Economic growth will continue to be priority of mine, working on the Anthem Commercial Center with Winco as anchor; Herriman Corners, including VASA Fitness and Ace Hardware; Lee’s Market under construction near The Real Complex; and the Automall property with surrounding commercial, including The Garage Grill. 

I would love to answer your questions and hear your concerns and ideas.  Email me at Clint@ElectClintSmith.com or my phone number is 801-824-3709.

Primary Financial Report




City Council District 2 (One Seat)

Aly Escobar

5503 W Bilston Lane
Herriman, UT 84096
801-800-6872
aespin26@gmail.com

Our family started in Herriman, and before our second child was born we were ready to build our dream home, and like you we picked Herriman. I love our community, my neighbors, and all the wonderful amenities that make Herriman great. However, I am also aware of the many challenges that face our City and the residents. 

I am uniquely qualified to understand, and more importantly how to address these challenges by serving on the City Council. Not only do I have my experience as a resident of Herriman, I was previously employed with Herriman City, and have met many of you. I have worked with residents on understanding and solving their critical issues. My experience with the City has given me incredible insight on how I can make a difference. I understand the role of government, and I know from the inside what it takes to maintain our quality of life. 

I attended the University of Utah and received a BS in Political Science with a minor in psychology. My internship was with the Hinckley Institute working with the Utah legislation for the Utah Department of Higher Education. This experience impressed upon me the importance of making sure our voices are heard at every level of government. 

My two most important titles were earned while living in Herriman — wife and mother. My husband Mynor Escobar, and my two wonderful sons, Sebastian and Oliver are my number one motivation to make a difference in the community. I want my family to enjoy the parks, trails, Herriman Hills and all the wonderful events provided by the City. 

As a member of the City Council I will be dedicated to making sure the City is fiscally sound, and supporting economic development as a key to provide a secure financial future. 

My platform includes:

  • Economic Development, making Herriman City a center of opportunity
  • Public Safety - Herriman Police Department & Unified Fire Authority
  • Preserve open space
  • Address transportation and infrastructure needs
  • Manage growth
  • Inclusive city

I am currently working with the Utah Independent Redistricting Commission. In this position I am helping the Commission make sure that every voice is heard and considered as we create new voting districts throughout Utah. 

Many feel their voices are no longer being heard by those in political positions. This is my commitment - to always listen. You will have a voice in City government. 

Teddy Hodges

5526 W 13400 S #457
Herriman, UT 84096
801-850-7688
me@teddymhodges.com

Teddy's been part of his community for over a decade, working to make it a better place. You have seen him involved with Herriman Arts Council, Healthy Herriman, Herriman Community Awareness, State of Utah Suicide Coalition, and Mountain Ridge Youth Football Board. He has attended not only Herriman City Council meetings regularly but neighboring cities as well. 

In the darkest of times, Teddy was able to unite Herriman and bring hope, talk, love, and the community together. We need to bring this community together again. We need leadership, direction, respect, a working council, and a Mayor. 

Teddy knows the value of being connected and being the voice for the people. He has been connected to the community by his service, spending countless hours with youth programs, city meetings, volunteering with the local community, and Santa impersonations. He has a proven track record of being involved and answering the call. This political arena is just another way to do more for the community. 

Teddy is ready to work for you, ready to work for Herriman. 

Vote Teddy Hodges for City Council District 2

Joseph Rummel (withdrawn)



City Council District 3 (One Seat)

Sherrie Ohrn

13858 S 7300 W
Herriman, UT 84096
801-633-1031
sherrie.ohrn@gmail.com



Meet The Candidates Night

Herriman City hosted a Meet The Candidates Night at the city hall on July 21, 2021. Candidates for all positions were present to describe their platforms and answer a few questions.

Register to Vote

Online Application:

Visit the Online Voter Registration website to find information and to register. You need to have a current Utah Driver License or ID card in order to register using the online system. Your Online Voter Registration must be submitted 11 days prior to the upcoming election to be eligible to vote in that election. 

To find out if you are a registered voter please visit the County Election’s website. For voter registration information, contact the Salt Lake County Election Registrars office at (801)468-3427. 

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Contact Us

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Phone

801-446-5323

Email

recorder@herriman.org

Jackie Nostrom • City Recorder
Phone: 801-446-5323 | Email

Jackie Nostrom

Wendy Thorpe • Deputy City Recorder
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