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Former Utah budget director running for West Valley City mayor

By Pamela Manson
The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published June 04 2013

Former Utah state budget Director Ron Bigelow has filed to run for West Valley City mayor, saying that restoring confidence in the Police Department will be one of his priorities.
Bigelow said he also will focus on financial matters and economic development in West Valley, which is the state’s second-largest city, with a population of 133,000. His background gives him "unique expertise in budgeting," he said.
He noted that West Valley City has a balanced budget and that City Manager Wayne Pyle runs the day-to-day operations but said, "I think long term there are things you can gradually put in place to make the city stronger."
Bigelow, 64, represented West Valley City in the Utah House from 1995 until he gave up the seat in late 2010 to become state budget director.

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Utah state budget director to retire
By lee davidson
The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published December 14 2012

State budget director Ron Bigelow announced Friday that he will retire next month, coming amid a revamp of the budget office announced earlier this year by Gov. Gary Herbert.
Bigelow resigned from the Legislature to become budget director two years ago.
"It has been an honor and privilege to work for the people of the state of Utah," he said. "I also appreciate the kindness and support of the people in the state agencies and departments as we worked together on the state budget."
Bigelow said he plans to devote more time to family, community and church service.
Herbert said Utahns "have benefitted greatly from Ron’s service and financial expertise, both as a long-time legislator and as the state budget director for the past two years. Ron has an incomparable commitment to fiscal prudence and principle."
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Council publicly thanks former legislators
By Kimberly Martinez
West Valley Journal

Two familiar faces are missing in this year's Utah State Legislative Session.
Republican Rep. Ron Bigelow and Democrat Rep. Brent Goodfellow's service recently came to a close. In honor of their service on Capitol Hill, each had a special proclamation read with a presentation of an eagle statue.
Bigelow resigned his position after being selected by Gov. Gary Herbert to serve as the new budget director. Utah Constitution doesn't allow state employees to serve in the Legislature. Councilman Russ Brooks read the proclamation, as his district fell in Bigelow's District 32. This highlighted Bigelow's accomplishments that put him in the forefront for the budget director. Read more.

Legislature may cut its pay
By Lee Davidson
The Salt Lake Tribune
Published December 8, 2010
As times are tough everywhere, Utah legislators may soon face the unpleasant task of voting whether to cut their own pay by more than half at least for those members who live along the Wasatch Front. Rep. Ron Bigelow, R-West Valley City, and outgoing House chairman of the Executive Appropriations Committee, says he is preparing a bill that would do away with automatic "per diem" allowances that are designed to cover lawmakers' food and lodging costs during their 45-day session. All members whether they live at home or not during the session are currently paid $156 a day for per diem allowances ($61 for food and $95 for lodging) without the need to present any receipts. Those payments are actually a third more than the $117 daily salary of legislators. Bigelow is proposing to reimburse lawmakers only for what they show they actually spend with receipts, up to the current limits. Read more

Ron Bigelow makes a celebratory shot
By Laura Seitz
Deseret News
First Published Saturday November 21, 2009

Rep. Ron Bigelow lines up a shot against the Grizzlies mascot during the celebration of the completion of 3500 South corridor in West Valley City on Friday. The $32M project began last November and widened 3500 South to three general purpose travel lanes in each direction, and added two dedicated lanes in the center median for the Utah Transit Authority's first Bus Rapid Transit system in the state.
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Group works to save school art program
By Lisa Shencker
Salt Lake Tribune
First published December 26, 2009

Several powerful Utahns huddled around a table of first-graders at Monroe Elementary School in West Valley City on a recent school day.
They quietly watched art specialist Katie Cook-Zamora teach students how to make prints about feelings -- a lesson that combined art, literature and health as part of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program, which is now in 53 Utah schools.
The real project, however, began when they left the classroom: Sorenson, a powerful Utah philanthropist, worked to persuade Rep. Ron Bigelow, House budget chairman, to keep the program going in all 53 schools next school year. Read more.

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