Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Congratulations to my opponent & a thank you to a wonderful city for a great campaign season!

I want to congratulate Bart Blair on his win for Ogden City Council. He won a fair race & I’m not unhappy with the results. In the end I’m happy with the entire process & I can’t wait to get out to work harder to earn your trust in Ogden politics.
I ran to learn how to run & to also learn more about my cities needs. I’m grateful for the entire process & I’m glad I got involved. I gained so much.
I’ll be spending the next while on projects that strengthen women in crisis pregn...ancy & improve the mental well being of our citizens.
I’m glad I got to know Ogden better & Ogden me. Running for office has been one of the best experiences of my life & me + my family are better off for getting involved.
Thank you to my wonderful supporters & I’m in awe of you! I hope to hear from & work with all of you in the future for a brighter tomorrow.
Thanks for the great memories, Ogden

Monday, November 6, 2017

Election Day is November 7th!

Tomorrow is Election Day!
It’s been an amazing run & honor to run for Ogden City Council! The community support has been overwhelming. I’ve been so impressed with the good that is Ogden City. We are an amazing community & i’m Proud to be one of you.
I would ask for your consideration as Ogden grows and moves forward. Our community is a jewel we can’t afford to lose. We have a special way of life here that needs protecting. We have good leaders in Ogden but even the best of communities can fall into gentrification & decline.
Taxes are rising, our lives are becoming ever regulated & people don’t feel heard in politics. These are important issues to me & as the vote draws to an end tomorrow I would ask for your support.
Thank you to my amazing supporters for having givin my family an amazing welcome in politics & changing us for the better!
Please get out & vote tomorrow for Mary Khalaf
At-Large Seat B!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Honored to be included in an article by Utah Cycling covering local candidates!

I am so honored to have been included in your article! Thank you for reaching out & for sharing my views. Bicycling is important to Ogden as we are a city that prides itself on it's healthy lifestyle. Thank you for your focus on good living & helping raise the voice of local candidates!
Thanks Turner C. Bitton for the great article!
http://www.cyclingutah.com/advocacy/politics/election-2017-ogden-city-council-candidates-cycling-question-answer/

A Vote No for the Ogden School Bond & a stand with Ogden Education.



  Meeting with the great ladies fighting to save Polk Elementary. The parent who is motivated can do anything. Thanks, Ogden Education, for your vote & support.
If elected to Ogden City Council I’ll work to protect Ogden’s Architectural Heritage which matters to how we grow.
We cannot swap out beautiful architecture for sterile buildings. Architecture effects how a community sees itself & its sustainability....
Ogden bills itself as a wild frontier & to maintain/strengthen tourism we must preserve what we have. Not tear it down.
People come to Ogden for because we are a beautiful place to live with a great Culture of healthy living, preservation & home town values. If we don't work to preserve these values they can be swept away through time & lack of foresight.
Thank you for your consideration & stand with me to preserve Polk Elementary from demolition.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Proud to be Endorsed by Ogden Chicken Alliance.

Let's talk chickens.
A few years ago I wanted to begin owning chickens in my city of Ogden. Chickens have numerous nutritional, emotional & societal benefits. There are nutrients found only in chickens raised in a backyard home rather than a mega farm. Many people in poverty or struggling financially can supplement their income selling eggs. Chickens create societal cohesion & wellbeing. Chickens can even be used in mental health therapy. For many, many reasons I wanted to own chickens.
I soon realized that chicken ownership was illegal in Ogden. Upon research I found out that one of the official reasons given was that chicken ownership would cause an upswing in Latino immigration to the city.
Yes. You read that correct. In a modern city & culture the reasoning given for outlawing chickens was, (Paraphrasing) "Mexicans like chickens & we don't want them coming here". Such flawed racist reasoning shouldn't be part of a cultured city as Ogden.
For me, owning chickens is a Constitutional Right for property owners. It's one of the first issues I took up when I decided to run for Ogden City Council.
The American Dream was founded upon the idea that you can come to America & have ownership over land. It was & is a foreign concept in many parts of the world. It's one of the things that makes America great. You have control over yourself, your food supply & your property. It's a concept we are moving away from more & more. Not having control over your food supply smacks of countries with communist ideologies where you cannot control your domain.
When the Government controls your ability to produce food it controls you.
When I served as County Delegate I asked a candidate for County Commissioner about chicken ownership rights. I was told to go ahead & break city code because she would make sure the city was going to look the other way. That was a seriously problematic answer to me. A person seeking to be a public servant shouldn't be telling me to break the law. They should be listening to constituents & fighting to overturn corrupt or flawed laws.
People invest a lot of money & heart into owning chickens. They should feel secure in their investment. They shouldn't live in fear of having their hard work taken away at the whim of a public official who is looking the other way instead of fixing the problem. They shouldn't live in fear of the Government coming to confiscate their property. It's wrong on every level as an American to live in fear of the Government.
People right now own chickens in Ogden. They live with a fear of being turned in by their neighbors. I don't like that people live in fear & can be victimized by neighbors who threaten to turn them in for exercising what is, to me, a God given Right of controlling your food supply.
Today I met with the Ogden Chicken Alliance & I was very impressed with their bravery to come out of the shadows to stand up for what they believe & a Constitutional Right. That takes a lot of guts. These are the kind of people who make America what it is & they shouldn't live in fear over chickens. It's not right. It's just not.
If I'm elected to Ogden City Council I will honor the bravery of these stalwart individuals who have the guts to stand up for our American Principles. I won't fight chicken ownership rights & do all I can to foster an atmosphere where they're passion can thrive.
In many ways these people are fighting for all of us plus the Constitution & I'll fight for them.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Thank you Ogden Standard examiner for the great article! I'm honored to be involved with the political process!


I want to thank the Ogden Standard Examiner for such a great piece & helping me get my message across.
I’m honored to be listed as a candidate. It’s truly a great lifetime experience to be involved in our political system.
It’s been a great race & I’m honored to run against such a fine person as Bart. Together there’s been an effort to bring civility back to politics.
Joni Beals there’s a shout out for Americans for Prosperity 👍🏻
Thank you again for the article
http://www.standard.net/Politics/2017/10/17/Ogden-Councilman-Blair-cites-momentum-in-re-election-bid

Protecting Ogden's natural Resources.



As Ogden grows we have many choices as to how we grow. Are we preserving Green Spaces? Are we creating walkable communities that have little impact on light pollution & focus on greenery.
Are there clean & safe walkways connecting the city so those who walk & bike can traverse the city easily?
Are there enough parks & community gardens?
Greenery cools the air, reduces pollution, eases mental health problems, fosters healthy lifestyles, effects tourism, vibrancy while teac...hes stewardship & social cohesion.
I teach a class on the importance of Green Space. This is a very important issue to me & if elected to Ogden City Council I will always keep in mind the beautiful natural resources that bring so much value to our community.
Join me in my vision of a Greener tomorrow.
Vote Khalaf.
The ballots are in the mail.
Election Day: Nov 7th.


Congratulations to my opponent & a thank you to a wonderful city for a great campaign season!

I want to congratulate Bart Blair on his win for Ogden City Council. He won a fair race & I’m not unhappy with the results. In the end...