Corey Rushton was first elected to the West Valley City Council in November 2007. He was selected from a field of seven candidates during an election that recorded the highest voter turnout in the history of West Valley City Municipal Elections. In addition to serving as Councilmember at-large Corey Rushton has been elected to serve as Mayor Pro Tem of West Valley City.
Councilman Rushton has deep roots within the West Valley community going back over 140 years. He is the sixth generation of the Rushton family to reside within the same square mile. He continues to be active with his neighborhood and helps with the operations at the local family farm, which was awarded a West Valley City Outstanding Business Award in 2003.
Councilman Rushton received numerous debate awards as a member of the first full graduating class of Hunter High. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Utah and has fond memories of serving a church mission in New England.
Politically, Councilman Rushton has widespread experience in government
forums and notable policy achievements and partnerships with County,
State, and Federal officials. He continues to represent West Valley City
in the broader community, by serving as a Trustee to the Jordan Valley
Water Conservancy District, Vice Chair of a National League of Cities
Steering Council, and as Chair of the Jordan River Commission. At City
Council meetings, Councilman Rushton has been particularly interested in
issues of neighborhood vitality, economic development, government
accountability, and in combating graffiti and crime.
involved in civic duties, Councilman Rushton currently works as a
Marketing Manager and has many hobbies and interests. He loves to follow
Major League Baseball and participates locally in ice hockey, bowling,
and softball leagues. He is an avid reader of news periodicals, history
books, and other nonfiction titles. He also takes pleasure in the arts
and theatre, fishing and the outdoors, as well as traveling around the
United States. He enjoys playing games with his extended family,
especially his nieces, nephews, and god-son that all live nearby.
Councilman Rushton is happily married to a real southern belle, Emily
Suzanne. Together they are very excited for the opportunities and
challenges of a growing and changing West Valley City.