Utah State University research scientist Paul Rogers has thrown his hat in the political ring. He is one of 10 candidates running for the two open seats on the Logan Municipal Council.
Rogers has worked with both USU and community organizations having served several years on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, one of those years as its chairman.
He says if elected, one of his priorities would be to help unite the city and the university around clean air, by working to find grants that would help this goal be successful.
“Another one is promoting social equity within the city,” Rogers explains. “What I mean by that is having protections for renters, promoting respect across traditions of religion, religious beliefs and other kinds of beliefs, and particular a welcoming environment for new citizens and for disenfranchised youth.”
He says he would like to make young people feel good about being participants in government.