Name: Sherri Tatton
Occupation: Business Owner-Manager of Costume Castle and Crafts for 25 years
Family: My husband's name is Bart Tatton. We have a blended family of five children and four grandchildren.
Hobbies: My favorite activities are: camping, fishing, four0wheeling, sewing and crafting.
1. Name some of the qualifications you possess that makes you the best choice to represent your city?
I believe I am qualified because as a business owner, I have experienced both good and bad policies in relationship as to how businesses are treated in Layton. I have had life experiences in a number of areas where I feel my input would be of great benefit to the citizens of Layton. I have the right attitude and determination to make Layton a better place to live for all of us.
2. What political ideals and philosophies guide your decision making process?
My political philosophies are based on the ideal that citizens are the ones in charge, not the government. That if you are elected, it is your responsibility to represent those same citizens that have put their trust in you to represent their ideals and be their spokesperson. It is my belief that if you see something wrong in any government issue and you feel like you can do something to improve upon it or make it better, I find it irresponsible not to take action where you feel it is necessary
3. What is the most important issue facing your city?
I think the most important issue facing our city is development. The business atmosphere in Layton needs improvement. Many businesses are relocating outside of Layton because of the unfriendly atmosphere. I would re-evaluate city ordinances for businesses to see where I could make the necessary changes to make Layton a top-notch place for business.
4. Name some qualities that you possess that make you a good team worker and able to bring consensus among city leaders?
I, along with most people, realize that we all have opinions about issues and those opinions quite often differ. However, negotiation and discussions are what is required to settle difficult decisions. I have the ability to stand up where I see needed, but also listen to different points of view and see if I am missing something or if I can persuade the others to see my side. If we are working together towards a common goal, I believe that we could come to a consensus on what is the proper action.
5. What do you think will be some major issues your city will face a generation from now?
I think the major concern for the next generation will be development and traffic congestion. As we build more and more, traffic no doubt increases. I think that we need to watch where businesses are being built and take into account the traffic increases as the city grows larger. Layton is already the biggest city in Davis County and it is my hope that we will continue to grow and flourish.