Provo to have first female mayor in city’s 157-year history

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The race for Provo mayor is a showdown between two women, former city councilwoman Sherrie Hall Everett and school board member Michelle Kaufusi, which means the predominantly Mormon city will finally have a woman in the mayor’s office for the first time in its 157-year history.

Kaufusi said she found out about the city’s lack of a female mayor when she went to Provo City Hall to file her paperwork. A city official told she was one of the first women to run for the job in the city’s history.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/2zbO4SH ) Monday that women’s representation across Utah County is the lowest in the Wasatch Front. About 5 percent of mayors in the county are women, compared to 19 percent of mayors in Salt Lake County.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

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