LOGAN – After serving as both mayor of North Logan and as a member of the Cache County Council, Val Potter is moving on. On Monday he will take a seat with the Utah Legislature after being elected as Republican State Representative in District 3. He replaces Jack Draxler who chose not to run again.
Potter said he is looking forward to the new experience and believes his past experience will allow him to help cities and counties.
“Also I hope to be a good representative for the justice and the law enforcement because the Justice Reinvestment Initiative last year has been a big issue to us,” he said. “Felonies are changed to misdemeanors. We’re having a lot more criminals being put out on the street and they are not being sentenced properly. Crime is going up. State inmates are down, but county inmates are up, so they’ve put the burden on the counties and I think that is unfair.”
Potter said he hopes the monthly town hall meetings with constituents will be held again this year.