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Ogden mayor will not seek re-election

After 12 years in office, Ogden Mayor Matthew Godfrey announced he will not seek a fourth term.

“I don’t think I’m needed,” Godfrey said at a press conference.

Godfrey played a key role in the debate over passing the anti-bias laws that protect against discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. While the laws were finally passed in Ogden, it took nearly a year and there were compromises made. He opposed, and threatened to veto, any bill that did not include language to clarify that the discrimination bills could not be used to hamper religious freedom.

For more about the Ogden mayor’s experience with the anti-discrimination bills go to this QSaltLake report.

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