TREMONTON – By Cari Doutre – March 21, 2020
Bob Stevenson started his political career when he was just 27 years old. At the time he was encouraged by the volunteer firefighters in Layton City to run for city council. He did and he won. In fact, he served three terms on the city council until his wife, who was expecting twins at the time, told him it was time to take a break.
Stevenson took a break to focus on his family and his career at Nestle but serving on the city council was still in the back of his mind.
The next time Stevenson took a shot at Layton City Council it was as Mayor, and he won. He served as the leader of Layton City before moving on to the Davis County Commission. He is currently a Davis County Commissioner in his first term in that position.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed the time I’ve spent working in government,” Stevenson said.
But Stevenson wants to broaden his horizons and is running for Congressional District 1, a seat that is currently held by Congressman Rob Bishop. Bishop is not seeking another term.
There are currently nine Republicans vying for the nomination to run in the general election, Nov. 3, 2020. District 1 includes the northern part of Utah including Box Elder, Cache, Daggett, Duchesne, Morgan, Rich, Summit, Uintah and Weber counties with part of Davis County in the mix.
Stevenson prides himself in being a champion for Hill Air Force Base in Layton and stresses the importance of the base and the impact it has on Utah. Story continues below...
While a campaign stop in Tremonton on Thursday, March 12, Stevenson remarked on how his past experience as Mayor of Layton has helped him accomplish the things that need to be done but also gave him a different perspective at what issues local city governments deal with on a daily basis.
“When you become mayor of a community you learn to get things done because that is a part of your job,” Stevenson said. “By nature we get things done.”