Michael K. Winder

Michael Kent Winder (Born January 27, 1976 in Salt Lake City, Utah); is an American historian, businessman, author, and politician. He is the mayor of Utah's second largest city, West Valley City and a Republican candidate for Salt Lake County mayor to replace Peter Corroon. As a businessman, Winder has been vice president of marketing for Winder Farms, one of Utah's oldest businesses. He has also chaired the Chamber West Economic Development Committee, was a founder of the Granger Crossings Business Improvement District, was Business Development Manager for West Valley City from 2000-2004, and was named as one of "40 Rising Stars Under 40" by Utah Business magazine. Winder has served as a member of the State and Salt Lake County Republican Party Executive Committees, deputy campaign manager for Congressman James V. Hansen, and chair of the Research and Policy Committee for the Huntsman for Governor campaign. He is the founder of the GenX GOP Network. He was elected to an at-large seat on the West Valley City Council in November 2005 with 71% of the vote.


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