Lone Democrat on County Council won’t seek re-election

Cache County Councilmember Bryan Chambers will not be running for re-election this year. The only Democrat on the seven-member council says he decided shortly after he was elected to a second term in 2006 that eight years was long enough to serve.Chambers says he has greatly enjoyed his time on the council and he thinks highly of the other members as well as County Executive Lynn Lemon and all of the elected officials and employees.”I’ve just been very well received and I’ve really enjoyed the experience. I thought two terms was perfect. Shortly after I was re-elected I recycled my signs and gave my metal stands away and all that happened close to three-and-a-half years ago. So it’s not a decision I’ve made of late.”Fellow councilmember Gordon Zilles, whose seat is up for re-election this fall, describes Chambers as “a very diligent, capable councilman.” Zilles says that Chambers will be missed on the council. “He’s always been concerned that he acted as a person who represented those who put him on the council,” Zilles continued, “and he wanted what was best for his people and also that the county was taken care of. He’s a very good person.”Chambers says he told himself if he got elected to a second term he would conclude his political career upon conclusion of that second term.Chambers says he feels the county is well managed and in spite of the bad economy it is in much better financial condition than many counties are. The terms of councilmembers Craig Petersen and Gordon Zilles also expire this year. Both have confirmed that they will be seeking re-election.

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