Former mayor running for Logan City Council

Elected officials often miss their involvement in local government once they are out but one former Logan mayor decided to do something about it. Former mayor Doug Thompson, who served as Logan’s mayor from 1998 to 2006, went to city hall on Thursday and filed for one of the three seats open on the municipal council.Since deciding not to seek a third term as mayor, Thomson has worked as executive director of the Logan Regional Hospital Foundation and and as the hospital’s director of communications. He retired in January and Thompson says now he would like to return to a place he really loves: Logan City government.He has been working with social media at the hospital and Thompson says he feels there is potential to use social media to improve relations between Logan citizens and the government.”I think I would look more in that direction,” Thompson says. “That this rises a specific issue or a specific thing I want to change, there’s really nothing. “I want to get in and work with them. I don’t have any grudges, I don’t have any issues. Just trying to change the world and (I) just want to do a good job.”Thompson says he believes being able to see the issues from both the council and the executive point of view would be an advantage in making decisions.

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