Tom Morrissey and Craig Swartwood

Incoming Payson Mayor Tom Morrissey and outgoing Mayor Craig Swartwood.

There are two candidates for Payson mayor, including incumbent Craig Swartwood who is finishing a two-year term. Swartwood, a Realtor, previously served as mayor in the 1990s and helped see Green Valley Park created.

He is challenged by Tom Morrissey who moved to Payson permanently two years ago, but has been visiting the area for 10 years. He has worked for the U.S. Marshals, Department of Economic Security, owned two small businesses and written several books.

Contact the reporter at abechman@payson.com

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(2) comments

Mike White

I think this article should have hit two points harder, that Craig Swartwood shamefully broke two campaign promises -- not to raise taxes without a vote, and not to run for a second term. Those are very significant breaches; what will he do next to violate his trust with the town citizens?

Paul Frommelt

Wow, even the title of this article is deceiving! The two mayoral candidates did NOT "Discuss" anything, as Craig Swartwood wasn't even there! Tom Morrissey discussed a few of the things he sees as problems in our community. Swartwood's lack of engagement has been one of those problems! He sends a video?!

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