CLINTON -- Clinton resident Debbie Barlow, chairwoman of the city's planning commission, has announced she will seek the office of mayor.
Barlow is the first candidate to verbally declare his candidacy in the Clinton mayor race.
A campaign kick-off for Barlow will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at West Clinton Park, 2750 W. 2025 North.
Barlow is not new to politics, having made her debut in 2009 when she successfully petitioned the city to change the zoning ordinance to allow chickens in residential zones.
Since then, Barlow said, she has been a regular attendee at council meetings, advocating for increased property rights and greater fiscal responsibility.
Barlow, married with five children, has a bachelor of science degree in physics from University of Utah. She has lived in Clinton for 13 years.
Mayor L. Mitch Adams, who is currently in his third four-year term as mayor, has yet to announce whether he will seek re-election.
The candidate filing period for the Aug. 13 municipal primary and Nov. 5 general election is June 3-7.