ABOUT

Hello, I’m Craig Simons a candidate for Midway City Council.  In a few days you are going to make an important decision, one that will affect the future of our beautiful valley.  You will be voting for your representatives on the City Council — leaders who influence the direction of our community going well into the future.

Making your decision all that more important is that Midway is at the proverbial crossroads, seeking to preserve its spirit and rich history while also accommodating the economic needs to support families and future generations. 

Those of us who live and have raised families in this valley understand how important this decision is, and that’s why I’m running for Midway City Council.  For seven years, I have served as a member of the Midway Boosters, including time leading the organization as its president. For over a decade, I’ve worked on behalf of our Swiss Days celebration, including serving on its executive committee. And I currently serve as Midway City Planning Commissioner.

I love Midway.  I am grateful for everything this city and our neighbors have done for me, my wife Nancy, and our family, and now I hope to serve you on the City Council.

I understand the unique spirit of this valley, the feelings and concerns of those who live here, and the need to move forward with well-considered policies that balance important needs.  I understand because I am not only a father and grandfather working for the future of our children, but because I am a businessman who for years has worked to strengthen economic opportunity while preserving the blessings of our environment.  In fact, I firmly believe that they go hand in hand.

I am dedicated to preserving our history, rural beauty, and agricultural community while promoting parks, trails, and recreation through careful and collective planning for land use. For example, we can thoughtfully build Midway with a eye on strengthening what already makes us special.  We can ensure jobs, opportunity, and thoughtful growth that will provide for our children and their children while at the same time emphasizing open spaces.

I believe that this constructive balance can be achieved through common sense policies, constructive engagement, and public transparency, where all voices are heard and priorities are considered collectively.  In this way we can make sure that the cream rises to the top — that what is best for all of Midway is the direction we take together.

With your support, we can do this.  And I promise that your voice will be heard.  I will be accessible.  I will be accountable.  And I will be dedicated to you and the future of those you love.

I ask for your vote between now and Election Day, September 5.

Thank you, Craig Simons

Craig and Nancy moved their family to Midway over a decade ago, after beginning his career in the technology and financial services industry.  Here, they raised five children and continue to manage a successful business that not only creates jobs for Midway families but brings thousands of visitors to the valley each year and continues to contribute to its growing economy. 

Honored to both live and work in Midway, Craig served seven years on the Midway Boosters (including time as president of the organization), currently serves as a member of the Midway Planning Commission, active member of the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Midway Business Alliance, and served as a past Vice Chair of the County Tax Advisory Board.

Craig and Nancy have been married for 40 years and are avid scuba divers and outdoors enthusiasts, dedicated to the spirit of Midway, who now, with their, four sons, four daughters-in-law, and their youngest daughter Amy, are blessed with 11 grandchildren.  Other interests include metal engraving, jewelry making, stained glass and many in the county own one of his original wood carvings.

Craig moved their family to Midway over a decade ago, after beginning his career in the technology and financial services industry, with Nancy, his wife of 40 years.  Here, they raised five children and continue to manage a successful business that not only creates jobs for Midway families but brings thousands of visitors to the valley each year and continues to contribute to its growing economy.  

Honored to both live and work in Midway, Craig served seven years on the Midway Boosters (including time as president of the organization), currently serves as a member of the Midway Planning Commission, active member of the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Midway Business Alliance, and served as a past Vice Chair of the County Tax Advisory Board. 

Both Craig and Nancy are avid scuba divers and outdoors enthusiasts, dedicated to the spirit of Midway, who now, with their, 4 sons, 4 daughters-in-law, and their youngest daughter Amy, are blessed with 11 grandchildren.  Other interests include metal engraving, jewelry making, stained glass and many in the county own one of his original wood carvings.