Being the mayor of a major U.S. city isn’t easy, and no one knows that better than we do. This job requires discipline and focus to solve complex and thorny problems, but that’s only half of it. A truly successful mayor has innate compassion and empathy. Ralph Becker has the management skills, intellect, and the heart to govern well, and to lead genuinely.

We are grateful for the opportunity to work with Ralph Becker and to learn from him and with him. We encourage voters to re-elect him to finish the job he started for the residents of your great American city. [Salt Lake Tribune]