Filing begins in SLC municipal elections

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SALT LAKE CITY — Nate Salazar was the first in the door.

The candidate for Salt Lake City Council District 4, which encompasses a large portion of the downtown area, officially filed to run on Monday morning. It was the first day that candidates could officially declare their intent to run.

According to a list posted by the Salt Lake City Recorder’s Office, Salazar is among six candidates seeking the open District 4 seat, which is being vacated by Councilman Luke Garrott (who is running for mayor). The other candidates include Jen Colby, Babs De Lay, Carol Goode, Derek Kitchen and Miles Petty.

So far, Salazar and De Lay are the only ones to officially file. In other districts, Charlie Luke filed to hold on to his District 6 seat; former councilman Van Turner filed to reclaim his District 2 seat.

In the mayor’s race, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker filed for his third-term on Monday morning. Former Utah State Representative Jackie Biskupski and Garrott are challenging him.

The deadline to file is June 8.

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker files to run for re-election on Monday, June 1, 2015.

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker files to run for re-election on Monday, June 1, 2015.