Thursday, April 16, 2015
Jim Debakis Backs Out of SLC Mayor Race
Choosing to unite with Jackie Biskupski, Jim Debakis removed himself from Salt Lake Mayor candidacy this year. Fearing that his run would split the votes and make it more likely that current mayor Ralph Becker or a republican win, Debakis decided it was best to get out of the race.
Biskupski is thrilled to have Debakis's support. Critics claim Debakis's in-and-out moves is reflective of his career, but Debakis said he didn't have time to consider the option until after the legislative session, and didn't have time to discuss ideas with Biskupski.