Mormons win council races in Salt Lake City, but not mayor’s chair

Salt Lake City has not elected a Mormon mayor in nearly 30 years.

But during those three decades, Utah’s capital has maintained a majority of Mormons on its City Council, usually five seats to two, sometimessix to one, and occasionally, seven to zip.

Most council members are moderate, even progressive. Yet popular LDS councilmen who made mayoral forays flamed out — spectacularly.
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