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South Jordan Journal

New mayor, councilman sworn into office

Feb 01, 2018 05:12AM ● By Jennifer Gardiner

Swearing in of Councilman Jason McGuire. (Jennifer Gardiner/City Journals)

The beginning of a new year also meant the swearing in of a new mayor and councilman for the city of South Jordan. On Jan. 3, in front of members of the South Jordan community, friends and family and other councilman, Mayor Dawn Ramsey and District 5 Councilman Jason T. McGuire were sworn into their newly elected positions. 

First up was the swearing in of Ramsey, who was one of several newly elected Mayors across the state of Utah who shook up the races this past election. Ramsey wanted the residents of South Jordan to know she is fully committed to spending the time necessary to protect what the city has built and is ready to fight for what is needed to maintain and elevate the quality of life in South Jordan.

Ramsey grew up in the valley and graduated from Cyprus High School. She attended the University of Utah where she danced on the Crimson Line and studied elementary education. She recently returned to school to complete a degree in public relations at Brigham Young University. 

Ramsey and her husband of 25 years, Dan, have lived in South Jordan for almost 14 years with their six children—three girls and three boys. 

Next was the swearing in of McGuire, who says he has been actively involved with the South Jordan City Council for more than six years and attended open houses and voiced his concerns over various issues in the past. He has a B.A. from the University of Utah and is a general manager of a steel fabrication company. He is a board member and former president of the Utah Steel Fabricators Association, a Live Daybreak community council member and co-founder of Friends of Welby Park. 

McGuire and his wife, Angie, have lived in South Jordan for nine years. McGuire said he was first introduced to the great people of South Jordan when he was in high school and worked on his uncle’s iris farm. 

Don Shelton, who was previously serving on the city council for District 3, was also re-sworn in for an additional term. 

Don Shelton and his wife, Robyn, lived and raised their five children in South Jordan for the last 22 years. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tampa, Florida. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a certified financial planner designation. Don is an independent financial adviser and the founder of The Oquirrh Wealth Advisors, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Service, Inc. Shelton loves the outdoor recreation opportunities available in Utah. He participates in downhill skiing, water skiing, golf, fly-fishing, hiking and camping.