State Senator Jim Dabakis announces run for Salt Lake City mayor

    State Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. (File photo: Jim Dabakis)

    Former State Senator Jim Dabakis is running for Salt Lake City mayor.

    Dabakis sent out an email to supporters announcing his run.

    Dabakis also has launched a website for his campaign.

    Here's the text from his email:

    "I am running to be Mayor of our Capitol City! Forty-two years ago, I arrived here alone with under $100 in my pocket. Now, I feel like the richest man in the world--because of you, my friends.
    We have been together, side by side for so many battles, making life better for the people of Utah. Over the last six years of my public service, I left nothing on the table. I was all-in. It was a great honor to represent your opinions and values in the Senate. Knowing you were there inspired me and motivated me every single day. I can never express my thanks enough for your support over the years!"

    Attorney David Garbett has also thrown his name into the race, and will officially announce his candidacy on February 6.

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