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South Jordan mayor resigns to take New Zealand assignment with LDS Church

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  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    Nov. 23, 2011 2:24 p.m.

    Glad to see where Mayor Money stands on obligations to his constituents. He was elected for the length of that term, he should serve the length of the term. To abandon the post before then, for whatever reason, is disrespectful to those who elected him.

  • LDSareChristians Anchorage, AK
    Nov. 23, 2011 3:41 p.m.

    DeltaFoxtrot,

    Do you have the same feeling towards Jon Huntsman abandoning his ambassador job after only 2 years?

    Mayor Money has served 10 years, longer than a US president can with term limits.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 23, 2011 6:29 p.m.

    Re: DeltaFoxtrot | 2:24 p.m. Nov. 23, 2011

    There is nothing inappropriate or immoral about resigning from an elected position in order to take a different job. It happens every day, and those who voted for him will support his decision wholeheartedly.

    If it was inappropriate the LDS Church wouldn't have approached him to take the assignment.

  • mominthetrenches South Jordan, Utah
    Nov. 24, 2011 8:52 a.m.

    Good points made by 3 posters. I am sure Mayor Money has felt a little torn because he has done a wonderful job! Best wishes to him and his family on this new assignment. Considering he has been such a prominent figure in the community for 10 years, I think it shows his humility and ability to sacrifice to basically go to New Zealand to perform service in the name of his Church, where very few will even be aware of who he is and what his accomplishments have been here in the US. We need more people with that kind of character holding public office. I have never heard of anything scandalous or embarrassing about Mayor Money in a time when city officials typically have a high rate of turnover. Thank you, Mayor Money, for a job well done and hope you and your family enjoy your new adventure!

  • Vanka Provo, UT
    Nov. 25, 2011 8:49 a.m.

    This highlights exactly the concern with electing any LDS member to public office. They place their allegiance to their Church as a higher priority above their allegiance to the State and the People. That is fundamentally wrong, and should give every US citizen pause when considering whether or not to vow for Mitt Romney or Jon Huntsman for President of the United States.