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About Arlyn

Arlyn Bradshaw was first elected to serve as representative for Salt Lake County Council District 1 in 2010. As an elected official he prioritizes air quality, promoting a healthy environment and open space preservation, transportation infrastructure, criminal justice reform, as well as a thriving economy.

Arlyn serves on the Visit Salt Lake Executive Board, the Utah State Transparency Advisory Board, the Salt Lake City Airport Advisory Board, the Eccles Theater Board, and is the board chair of the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake County. Arlyn earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and his Master of Public Administration, both from the University of Utah.

In addition to serving on the County Council, Arlyn is also the Senior Advisor to the CEO at Best Friends Animal Society. Arlyn and his partner Neil live in the Marmalade neighborhood in Salt Lake City.

Arlyn Bradshaw headshot wearing a blue sweater and white shirt, sitting in front of a desk and computer.


Clean Air

Arlyn served as the County Council representative on the Salt Lake County Board of Health where he helped to establish, and promotes, air quality programs like the wood burning restrictions and financial support for low-income individuals to repair high-polluting cars.

Criminal Justice Reform

Arlyn is a champion of criminal justice reform, including expanded mental health, veteran, and substance abuse courts for deserving individuals. He advocates for bail, legal defense, and sentencing reform to ensure that all defendants are treated equally regardless of their economic status.


Arlyn believes improved transportation infrastructure including greater access to safe bike routes and public transit supports the health and quality of life for residents. He supports collaborative transportation planning and working with local cities on meaningful solutions to our community’s growing transportation challenges. Arlyn is an alternative transportation advocate and has helped to secure funding to build more regional trails and urban bike paths.

Open Space

Arlyn has been a strong voice in the county’s collaborative processes to establish balanced zoning that preserves the Wasatch Mountains while responsibly maintaining access for families and visitors to enjoy. 

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Supporting Local Businesses

Arlyn is dedicated to providing greater support for women and minority owned businesses and local small businesses, to better keep county tax dollars in our local economy.

Economic Development

Arlyn continues to push for accountability and transparency in the use of tax dollars in development projects, and is an advocate for requirements that support affordable housing.

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