Vote Kendalyn

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Kendalyn for Mayor

During my 8 years on the City Council, I have heard from hundreds of you. Residents approach elected officials to help navigate a system that can feel complex. A good mayor is a listener, first and foremost. Residents deserve to be listened to and treated with respect. I’m passionate about hearing you and representing your voice. I care about you and the challenges you are facing. I am a collaborator. I am accessible. 

I am enthusiastic about Bountiful’s future and believe it must be developed intentionally with a robust public process. I commit to focusing more clearly on economic development and will work with existing and new businesses to promote vitality and to lessen the tax burden for residents while being mindful of balance for businesses, housing and outdoor recreation. I look forward to being an ambassador for our City whether it’s interacting with young residents at school assemblies, engaging with businesses that are a good fit for Bountiful or representing Bountiful at County and State levels. I’ll lead City Council meetings in a welcoming and collaborative way. 

I’m a proven and reliable leader who seeks input from you. I’m ready and eager to represent you as the next Mayor of Bountiful. 

Meet Kendalyn

Harris Family

Kendalyn (Keyes) Harris (46) was raised in Bountiful, Utah and is the daughter of Karl and Cozette Keyes. They taught her she could achieve her goals with hard work and she believes them. She was Mayor in 4th grade at Meadowbrook Elementary  which is just west of “The Bubble” (the Rec Center for those under 30) and has wanted to be the Mayor of Bountiful ever since. After graduating from Viewmont High, she earned Bachelors degrees in Political Science and Communications from the University of Utah. That same year she married Bountiful native James Harris (yes, they have gotten past the Viewmont-Bountiful rivalry). When James proposed, Kendalyn said “I’d love to marry you, but I need to give you fair warning that I plan to run for public office – it’s just something I’ve always felt called to do.” James has been on board ever since supporting her just as she supports him in his business and other endeavors.

  • served on the Bountiful City Council for the last eight years
  • implemented a Public Comment period time in every City Council meeting
  • was a driving force behind the first Master Plan for Bountiful in 12 years. Worked with Planning Commissioners and reached out to City Council members and the Mayor to urge embarking on a new Master Plan. Kendalyn is looking forward to overseeing a public process this coming year to examine how Bountiful should evolve and develop over time. 
  • serves on the Bountiful Planning Commission
  • acts as a liaison for the Bountiful History Commission
  • founded and ran a Best of State award-winning business for 10 years managing 50 employees. Now helps her husband James with his business.
  • served on several Boards, including a SLC Development Block Grant Board and is currently on Centerpoint Theater Board of Directors
  • was elected as President of the Davis County Republican Women
  • served as a Bountiful City Youth Council Advisor
  • founded/organized TEDxBountiful event
  • initiated the Annual Bountiful Business Symposium event for all Bountiful businesses
  • was named as a non-partisan Caucus Ambassador presenting to groups on “how to get involved in politics at the grassroots level”
  • elected as a County/State Delegate and to the State Central Committee (Utah GOP governing body)
  • worked as an Olympics Housing Rental Coordinator with Coldwell Banker during the Olympics
  • was appointed as a U of U Student Court Justice
  • worked as a News Archivist at Utah News Clips
  • worked as Finance Chair at the University Student Apartments
  • worked as an intern at the State Legislature for two Representatives
  • worked as a Traffic Reporter and a DJ (weekends at 107.5 “The End”)
  • was elected as President of the Senate in the Utah Intercollegiate Assembly
  • graduated from the U of U with dual Bachelor degrees – Political Science / Communications
  • was a speaker for “Real Women Run” political training sessions
  • is the wife and the mother to four children ages 21-14, and loves seeing you at soccer games, band concerts, theater productions and other community events. 

Kendalyn's Priorities

Kendalyn Harris

Your Voice

Kendalyn demonstrated her commitment to hearing residents concerns by her work to implement a public comment period at every City Council meeting. Anyone can attend a City Council meeting and have the ear of the Council, Mayor and City Staff to share an idea or concern. She pushed for surveys for residents to get more input. She continues to listen, collaborate and work to find win-win solutions. She has not forgotten who elected her. Listening to residents and representing your voice is the single most important thing to Kendalyn. .

Your Vision

What do we want Bountiful to look like in 20 or 50 years? Collaboration with the Council, Planning Commission, developers and Bountiful Residents is crucial to carrying out a successful long-term plan. Bountiful's foresight (or lack thereof) on development, vacant businesses, water, air quality, trails and outdoor recreation will directly impact generations to come. Kendalyn led out in urging Planning Commisioners and the City Council to start a new City Master Plan that she looks forward to overseeing this coming year including a robust public process. Kendalyn believes Bountiful should be intentional in our zoning and planning to mitigate growth.


A vibrant business sector 1) creates jobs, 2) gives us a sense of pride in our community, 3) gives residents local retail/service options and 4) provides tax dollars for the city so the burden is lighter for residents. During her time on the City Council, Kendalyn started an annual Bountiful Business Symposium to allow local businesses to connect, learn useful information for their businesses and to increase communication between the business sector and the City. Kendalyn believes Bountiful can be welcoming to business and help facilitate their grwoth through keeping fees low and simplying license and permiting processes.


Maintaining Infrastructure is a crucial responsibility of the City including delivery of clean water, quality roads, reliable electricity, garbage pickup, snow removal and parks/trails maintenance at the best possible price. This is a basic, fundamental responsibility of the City and becomes more costly if neglected.

Fiscal Responsibility

Kendalyn works to keep taxes, utilities and fees low in Bountiful City. In considering City purchases, partners and services, she encourages a competitive bid process from City departments and supports the lowest quote to stretch taxpayer funds. Kendalyn supports policies that minimize financial impacts and carefully reviews City budgets . Protecting resident's money is a fundamental key to City health.

Property Rights

Although Kendalyn supported the Trails Plan, after the vote, she was concerned about protecting property rights so she asked for an ordinance (which passed) prohibiting the City from taking private property for trails by eminent domain. Kendalyn has a track record of standing up for your right to maintain full control over the use and management of your own property while balancing the community's interest in safe and well-maintained neighborhoods.

What I'll do as Mayor

I’ve always planned to run for Mayor and my eight years on the Council has prepared me well. I’ve interviewed other Mayors and other City leaders to get an in-depth sense of what the position requires and studied how different leaders choose to fill the role.

As a consequence, I’m excited to:

Start a new practice of offering Mayor’s office hours at City Hall to courteously engage with residents and genuinely listen to you.

Chair City Council meetings in a clear, welcoming and inclusive way.

Act as a gracious Ambassador at schools, businesses, and community events to recognize achievements and foster partnerships.

Work closely with City Staff to ensure effective coordination at City Hall and communication with residents. Bountiful is blessed with a wonderful City Manager, Recorder, Attorney, Finance professionals, and expert Department Heads over Law Enforcement, HR, Water, Streets & Sanitation, Power, Parks, Planning & Zoning, Engineering, and IT.

Collaborate with City Council members to facilitate dialogue and ensure that pros and cons of proposals are fully aired and discussed. As Mayor, I will ensure that each Council member is heard and not dismissed as they represent the residents views. I look forward to researching issues and being part of defining Bountiful’s priorities. I am excited about fresh perspectives two new Council members will bring to the decision making process and moving forward in a respectful, positive and collaborative way to do the people’s work.

Energetically advocate for Bountiful on regional boards. Building relationships has come easily in the boards I have served on and I enjoy the associations. I’ll do my homework to understand Bountiful’s interests, build consensus and find win-win solutions.

Oversee the development of a new City Master Plan. There was no immediate plan to initiate this, but I reached out and urged Planning Commissioners, the Mayor and City Council Members to make it a priority for the first time in the last 12 years. I am really looking forward to overseeing the new Master Plan development over the coming year. This will be an important tool in defining what we want Bountiful to look like in 10, 20 or 30 years. It will feature a robust public process to consider things like zoning, where apartments belong and where they don’t, commercial corridors, etc.

Work hard to foster economic development for Bountiful. Economic development creates jobs, a vibrant city, retail options for residents and reduces the tax burden for residents. I have worked on this in the past, and I will in the future as well. I am enthusiastic about focusing on fresh ideas for economic development.

It’s time for a new voice in the Mayor’s office. YOURS. To that end, I ask for your support in order to serve Bountiful as your next Mayor!

Past Achievements & future goals

  • Over the Last 8 years, while on the City Council, I have been a part of hundreds of ordinances passed adding to the improved efficiency of government and improved results for Bountiful residents.
  • Worked to implement a Public Comment Period at every City Council meeting
  • Listened respectfully to residents concerns and worked to resolve them from helping new businesses get started, updating an ordinance to allow bee-keeping, working to help protect residents property rights and many more resident driven ideas.
  • Asking the City to use surveys to get more public input 
  •  Led the charge for an updated Master Plan for Bountiful by alerting Planning Commissioners and Council members to the need for the first Master Plan in 12 years. This public process will occur over the coming year and will allow us to consider growth, redevelopment and mitigating impacts.
  • Started the Bountiful Business Symposium for business owners
  • Contacted businesses and communicated with the City Planning Dept to provide information about resources for businesses during Covid. 
  • Served as a liaison for the Bountiful History Commission 
  • Brought a TEDxBountiful event to the City
  • Served as the BCYC (Youth Council) Advisor 
  • Served on the Bountiful Planning Commission
  • Nominated and honored retiring Bountiful business owners 
  • Voted for the Veteran’s Park as well as many other projects/advancements in the City
  • Commits to staying within budget to develop new park at the Washington Elementary site and building trails (voters approved the bond). Looking forward to getting in-depth direction from public open houses and surveys. Feedback I’ve received shows the most support for pickleball courts, fields and a skatepark. 
  • Excited to consider options for Fiber to home and business infrastructure. I will support expansion of fiber if subscription rates cover costs. Not in favor of a plan where residents are charged who don’t need/want improved internet service.

Government is not always the answer. Consider Susan Cheney with her family’s Christmas music production they put on for the community for decades or Dalane England with her Freedom’s Light Constitution Days event. These people are the kind that make Bountiful great. The windstorm from Sept 2020 is another example of how people in Bountiful came together to help their neighbors. Bountiful city and our Emergency Response Team of volunteers worked in conjunction with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and residents to expedite cleanup and relieve suffering. It’s amazing what can be accomplished when we don’t care who gets the credit. As the future Mayor of Bountiful, I believe we will find the best solutions by being open to many ideas. I look forward to collaborating with all stakeholders to achieve great things in our City’s future. 

Join us in supporting Kendalyn for Mayor!

  • City Councilwoman Kate Bradshaw
  • Former Mayor Joe & Lavon Johnson
  • Former Mayor Bob & Lois Linnell 
  • Former Councilman John & Wendy Pitt
  • Former Councilman Tom Tolman
  • Former Councilman Fred Moss
  • County Commissioner Randy Elliott
  • Former Commissioner Bret Millburn
  • Former Rep Becky Edwards
  • Former Rep Richard & Janice Siddoway
  • Centerville City Councilwoman Tami Fillmore
  • NSL Councilwoman Natalie Gordon
  • Kaysville City Councilwoman Tami Tran
  • Justin Allen
  • Kandee Allen
  • Ben & Sally Alley
  • Diane Anderson
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  • Jenny & Brady Anderson
  • Steve & Becky Andrews
  • Bette Arial
  • Kathleen Bailey
  • Dan Baker
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  • Amy Barnett
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  • Sam Bawden
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  • Linda Cook
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  • Clint Halladay
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  • Ella Harris
  • Ester Harris
  • James Harris
  • Sterling Harris
  • Truman Harris
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  • Marie & McKay Hyde
  • Former Mayor Candidate Bob & Beckie Lindsay
  • Rep Ray & Beverly Ward
  • Rep Karianne Lisonbee
  • Rep Candice Pierucci
  • Former City Manager Tom Hardy
  • Former Rep Jim & Marilyn Nielson
  • Former Rep Paul Neuenschwander
  • Former Lt Gov Val Oveson
  • Mark and Jean Eubank
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  • Karl & Cozette Keyes
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  • Matt Wooley
  • Bonnie Wright
  • Winslow Young
  • Jennie Youngquist
  • Andrew Zaugg
  • Rich Zigweid
  • Many more to come!

Help Kendalyn Win!

You can help in any of the following ways:

  • Talk to your Bountiful family and friends about Kendalyn in person and share your thoughts on social media. #yourvoiceyourvision  #kendalynkares
  • Ask for a lawn sign showing support!
  • List your name as a Supporter on her endorsement list
  • Donate – Any amount from a lawn sign ($5) to a resident mailing ($4000) is helpful!  Venmo @MayorHarris or via credit card through PayPal on this website or send a check payable to Kendalyn Harris for Mayor to 3176 S 400 E Bountiful, UT 84010
  • Volunteerplace lawn signs, walk neighborhoods, make phone calls… let us know how you want to help and we’ll add you to the team!
  • VOTE!

Register to vote here

Campaign Dates:

Primary Election:

July 28 6:30pm Meet the Candidate Night.  View recording here:

Aug 10 – Primary election day  View results here:

General Election:

September 29 7:00pm Meet the Candidate Night at Bountiful City Hall (for Mayor and City Council candidates) View recording here:

starting Oct 12  Ballots will be mailed to registered voters. Marked ballots can be mailed in (must be postmarked by Mon Nov 1) or dropped off at the ballot box at the Bountiful library.

Tuesday Nov 2 – Final election day  You can drop off your ballot at the Bountiful Library. If you don’t have a ballot, (or if you want to surrender your ballot) you can vote in person there from 7:00am until 8:00pm.

Election Results can be viewed here (once released from the County on Nov 2 after 8:00pm)

Contact Kendalyn

I’d love to hear your questions, concerns and ideas!