Nancy Saxton

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Nancy Saxton is a former Salt Lake City Council Member and mayoral candidate.

In November 1999, Saxton was elected by the residents of Council District Four to serve a four-year term on the Salt Lake City Council, winning the election by a margin of 51.29% against Linda Lepreau.[1]

In 2006, Saxton announced her candidacy for Salt Lake City Mayor,[2] but had to withdraw from the race in June 2007[3] to seek reelection in her City Council seat. She eventually lost her re-election bid to Luke Garrott.[4]


Saxton moved to Utah in 1978, coming from a small town in Northern California to attend the University of Utah. She worked at the University of Utah Medical Center as a respiratory therapist.

Having a commitment and love for the preservation of historical homes, Saxton and her husband are former owners of Saltair Bed and Breakfast and Anderson Commons Reception Center,[5] having owned and managed five historically significant buildings.

As a small business owner, Saxton has twice been elected president of the Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah (as well as vice-chair), serving five terms on the executive board. She has made presentations before the Professional Association of Innkeepers International in Reston, Virginia.

Notable achievements[edit]

Saxton is active in her community and local neighborhood-focused organizations. Over the past 18 years she served on the East Central Community Council in several positions, including chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer, and neighborhood representative.

  • 1993 - Salt Lake City honored Saxton with the Good Neighbor Award.[6]
  • 1995 – Assisted in the zoning rewrite for Salt Lake City and a variety of master plans in the area. She was also involved in the historical South Temple Street redesign and Billboard Ordinance Committee.
  • 2000 - Elected to serve as Vice Chair of the Redevelopment Agency Board. Elected again in 2004.[7]
  • 2001 - Elected to serve as the Chair of the Redevelopment Agency Board.
  • 2005 - Elected to serve as Salt Lake City Council Vice Chair.

She was a member of the Community Development Advisory Committee for a total of seven years.

Saxton, a member of the Jordan River Restoration Network, addressed Salt Lake City's Sports Complex by stating on 12-11-2009: "It's very disturbing that we cannot get on the same page when this is the greenest city .... You will set back the city's endeavors centuries if you do this."[8]


  1. ^ "Salt Lake County Clerk - 1998 General Election". Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  2. ^ Doug Smeath (2006-05-24). "Council member aims to be Salt Lake mayor". Deseret News. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  3. ^ "The Race for Salt Lake City Mayor Heats Up". 2007-06-16. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  4. ^ Jared Page (2007-11-07). "Garrott, Martin, Turner win Salt Lake Council races". Deseret News. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  5. ^ "Husband and wife team to convert old home into Anderson Commons reception center". Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  6. ^ "`Good Neighbors' Recognized For Service In S.L. Area". Deseret News. 1993-05-05. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  7. ^ [1] Archived October 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "Utah Local News - The Salt Lake Tribune". 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 

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