Draper City Council

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About Mike

Mike has dedicated his life to serving the public. He has professional experience serving our State and formal education focused on government. As a Soldier in the U.S. Army he has served our Country and is proud to be a veteran.  Mike considers himself blessed to call Draper home and wants to give back to the community he loves.

Legal Experience

Mike has been an Assistant Utah Attorney General since 2013 and a covers a broad array of civil legal issues including the Utah State Treasurer.  He has a solid understanding of the Open and Public Meeting Act, Governmental Records and Access Management Act (GRAMA), the Employee Ethics Act, and the State Procurement Code. Mike has litigated and prevailed in all levels of the Utah Court system including appellate work. Previously, Mike was counsel to the Utah Medicaid Inspector General where he prosecuted over 300 civil Medicaid fraud, waste, and abuse matters.

Small Business Owner

Mike and his family own and operate the GoH20 Water Store. They are proud of their accomplishments as small business owners. Mike understands what it takes to run a business and the stresses that business owners face. This understanding will guide his policy and leadership on the Council.

Education

Mike earned undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in Political Science and was a Hinckley Institute of Politics Intern in Washington, D.C. Mike earned a Master’s Degree from Utah State University in Political Science, with an emphasis on Government Regulatory Theory. After graduation Mike continued his education and attended law school in San Diego, California at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Mike took the opportunity to study abroad at the Zhejian University in Hangzhou, China.

Military Service

Mike is a member of the Utah Army National Guard and has served for nearly 16 years. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2003 and 2004. Mike is a Non-Commissioned Officer and section leader; he understands what it takes to lead in a rigorous environment. He is very proud of his service to our country and is honored to follow in the footsteps of many veterans.

Service

Mike currently volunteers at the Utah State Bar free legal clinic on Tuesday evenings. Mike loves the opportunity to share his talents with those most in need. Mike was a little league coach with the Corner Canyon Chargers Ute Conference Football program. Mike is also involved in his HOA, serving as its President.  Mike and his family spent this past Thanksgiving raising money for school supplies which were donated to needy children in Argentina. Mike is also State and County Delegate for Precinct 29 and very involved in the Utah political scene.

LEGAL Credentials

Mike is licensed to practice law before the Utah Supreme Court, United States District Court for the District of Utah, the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Hobbies

In 2006 Mike had the opportunity to walk-on and play Football for the Utah State Aggies, he loved every minute of the experience and is an avid college football fan. Mike also enjoys the outdoor recreation that Utah has to offer. You will find him golfing, wake surfing, or a number of other outdoor activities on the weekends.

Early Life

Mike was born and raised in Salt Lake County, living his early days in Midvale and then graduating high school from West Jordan High. In high school, Mike was the Foreign Language Sterling Scholar (Spanish). Mike is an Eagle Scout and credits his success in the military with the skills learned in that program as a young man. Mike is the son of a career military officer and Argentine immigrant to the United States. He is proud to be a first generation American and simultaneously, having a heritage that dates back to the settling of the continent and Utah Pioneers.  He loves the United States and believes in the American Dream. He knows the sacrifices that have been made to live in the wonderful community we have and wants to bestow those blessing on his posterity.

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Issues

Appropriate Development of the 680 Acres of State Prison Property

Draper City must enact planning and zoning ordinances to develop the prison land right. There must be mixed land use, with open space, residential, and commercial developments. Draper has one of the biggest opportunities in its history, and this must be done correctly. Mike has  knowledge of the law and business, and the common sense to make sure that the development is done in a way that our community and future generations will most benefit from the move of the prison. Mike is committed to working diligently so that the 680 acres of prison land is developed properly and ethically.

Fiscal Responsibility

Draper City must live within its means and carefully spend our precious and hard earned tax dollars. Mike has been safeguarding tax dollars for the State of Utah for the past 5 years and will continue to do so as your Council Member. As the Counsel for the Utah State Treasurer and State Money Management Council, Mike knows what investments municipalities legally can invest in. He also understands constitutional debt and municipal bonds.

Parks and Recreation

Draper has to protect its unique geography and maintain the trail system through  out the city and Corner Canyon. Draper City Parks should be the envy of the county; they should be safe, well maintained, and welcoming to everyone.

POLICE anD FIRE 

Mike is a loyal public servant and has a special love for those that chose to serve our community.  Mike is dedicated to supporting our local heroes, ensuring that they have the necessary fiscal support and equipment to keep our community and city safe.

Transparency in Municipal Government

Mike is committed to adhering to all state laws; he took an oath to defend and uphold the Constitution of the United States as a U.S. Soldier and again as an attorney. He is committed to the protection the US and Utah Constitution. One of the key values of our society is free and open access to the government. Mike embraces this and is committed to fully complying with the Open and Public Meeting Act, GRAMA, and all ethics laws- including the duties imposed on him by the Utah State Bar.

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If you would like to donate with a check, you may make the check payable to the Campaign of Mike Green. Please mail them to: Campaign of Mike Green PO BOX 613 Draper, UT 84020.

Campaign donations are a non-tax deductible gift and the funds will be used expressly for campaign purposes and in accordance with Utah Election law, Utah Code Title 20A, Chapter 11.

A Message From Mike

I’m Mike and would like to earn your vote for Draper City Council. I am running because I love Draper and want it to be the best place for family, business, and recreation.

I want to be your voice on Draper City Council. Thank you for taking the time to learn about me and my vision for our City. One of my primary goals is to make sure that the 680 acres vacated by the State Prison is appropriately developed. Draper has an amazing opportunity to grow as a City with this new land and we must do this the right way. I am committed to making sure that Draper City plans and develops this land so that our families and community can enjoy the Draper that we love.

I am committed to openness and transparency in government. As Justice Brandeis stated: “Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.” I understand the U.S. Constitution and embrace a free and open society. The Open and Public Meeting Act is a law that I regularly advise on and I am not afraid to do the City’s work for all to see.

Thank you again for all of your love, support and time.

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Voting Info

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This election will be done by mail, so be on the look out for your ballot in your mailbox.

Primary Election: August 15th

General Election: November 7th

Draper City is unique in that some of its residents live in Salt Lake County and some in Utah County. You must be registered to vote in the county in which you reside. General Election information is availabe at vote.utah.gov where you can register to vote, view the voter information pamphlet, see sample ballots and candidate information and find information about polling locations, ballot tracking and more.