Welcome Aboard Mark Stewart to Holladay City Council
Jan 04, 2016 12:53PM
● By Bryan Scott
By Carol Hendrycks
Cottonwood-Holladay - Now representing Holladay’s District 5 is Mark Stewart. Councilman Stewart was raised in the Holladay area, attended Bonneville Junior High and Cottonwood High School so it’s no surprise that he decided to settled down to start his family here. Stewart and his wife Jayme have lived in Holladay for the past two and a half years along with their dog Max who is treated like their first kid. Stewart practices with the law firm The Advocates in Salt Lake City, attended law school in San Diego and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah in 2007. Jayme attended the University of Utah--College of Nursing and is currently working as a nurse on the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the University Hospital. They are very active in the community and enjoy sports…well maybe? Stewart commented that he thought it would fun for him and his wife to take up tennis together this past summer. Well, this idea was short lived, at least as far as them playing each other, in that his wife on her very first attempt at returning a shot he hit to her sprained her ankle. They have decided not to play each other since.
On a more serious note, they truly enjoyed going out and campaigning in the neighborhoods and meeting all of the great people in their district. Stewart has always had an interest in politics and wanted to become more involved in giving back to the community. He felt that being a representative on the city council will now provide him with an opportunity to do that.
Stewart’s focus as councilman is to play an integral part in helping to develop the former Cottonwood mall site into something that the city and its residents will enjoy for generations to come. He will also work towards making the proposed canal trials come to fruition. Stewart says, “Residents of Holladay appear to be very active and I think it would be nice to have areas to walk and run other than along busy roads.” And while campaigning, a universal concern that he was hearing from residents was that they didn’t feel like they knew what was going on in the city. Stewart will look to expand communication through social media, newsletter or monthly email for residents to easily follow to help keep them more informed. As a member of the council he will strive to establish open communication and partnership between residents, our businesses, and our government. He states, “I believe that government works best when all members of the community have a voice.”
Councilman Stewart looks forward to bringing new ideas to the mayor, city employees, council members and getting to know more and more about our city’s residents. If you are looking to meet Mark, Jayme and Max you can find them lunching with friends at Rich’s Bagels every Saturday.