Logan political activist pleased with progress, wants more

She came onto the local political scene four years ago as a member of the loosely-organzed Independent Caucus (a precursor to the TEA Party Coalition) and Michelle King led an effort to recruit candidates, endorse candidates and then campaign for them in the Logan mayoral and municipal council races.

The iCaucus candidates did not win but King says she felt good about how well they did. She’s expecting her third child in May so her political work this year will be limited. On KVNUs Crosstalk program Tuesday, King said she feels her group made a difference and some good things have happened since then in Logan City.

“They’ve been trying to improve their communication and try to get citizens more involved and earlier in the process, which is a really good thing,” King said. “I don’t know that a lot of the policy or philosophy has changed in a way that I would like to see it change.

“There still seems to be too much emphasis on appearance and beauty and image and not as much emphasis on infrastructure and making sure citizens’ needs are met.”

She is encouraging those who care about Logan City to consider being a candidate this year. King is personally involved as chairman of the Woodruff Neighborhood Council and also as an officer in the Republican Party.

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