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Ogden City Councilman Ben Nadolski to run for mayor

By Tim Vandenack - | Mar 24, 2023

Image supplied, Ben Nadolski

Ben Nadolski plans to formally announce his bid for mayor on Friday, March 31, 2023. This image is a screen grab from his video announcing the announcement plans.

OGDEN — The race for mayor of Ogden is getting another candidate.

On March 31, Ogden City Councilperson Ben Nadolski, finishing his second term in that post, intends to formally announce his plans to run for the top leadership post in the city.

In a promo video released Friday, he says an “exciting announcement” is planned at the gathering, to start at 5 p.m. at Union Station with his announcement coming at 6 p.m. He’s been rumored as a possible mayoral candidate and he confirmed Friday that he’ll officially kick off his mayoral bid at the event.

“We have been really inspired and overwhelmed by the amount of support we have received so far,” he said.

He’d become the fourth candidate to formally launch bids after Taylor Knuth, Angel Castillo and Chris Barragan. Mike Caldwell, finishing his third term as mayor, hasn’t publicly said if he’ll run again and he didn’t immediately respond to queries Friday seeking comment.

Nadolski, regional supervisor for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, doesn’t delve into policy or campaign issues in the video released Friday. In his bio on the Ogden City Council website, he says he was instrumental in implementing a $6 million effort to clean and restore the Ogden River.

“Throughout his career, Ben has developed strategic partnerships with individuals, communities, local, state and federal governments, as well as various NGOs to protect and conserve wildlife species while balancing Utah’s socioeconomic interests,” reads his bio.

The formal announcement period for mayoral and city council hopefuls this cycle goes from June 1-7.


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