Mayor Ron Bigelow was State Budget Director in the Governor’s office for two years, and represented West Valley City in the Utah House of Representatives for 16 years. He served in House leadership for ten years, with eight years as the House Chair of the budget committee, where he prepared budgets for all of state government. During the recession he balanced the state budget without increasing taxes and reduced spending by $1.3 billion.
Ron has extensive experience in accounting, budgeting, and auditing. His legislative experience helps him understand many government policies and programs.
Ron is a graduate of Granger High School, Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah; he is also a United States Air Force Veteran. Ron has lived in West Valley City since 1977.