Kat Martinez is a proud graduate of the University of Utah, class of 2007. Kat believes fully in the value of community service and engagement. She volunteers and serves on the Community Council and PTA at Viewmont Elementary where her three children attend school. Professionally, she taught middle school for several years, then ran a small child care business here in Murray. She now works for the Utah Department of Health. In her current position, she trains child care providers on how to protect the health and safety of children, while acting as a liaison for providers in the rule making process. Before being elected to the Murray City Council, Kat also gained experience serving on multiple boards, including the Murray Arts Advisory Board, Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the Professional Family Child Care Association. Kat is passionate about creating a more inclusive community for all Murray residents, fostering safe neighborhoods, and promoting environmental stewardship.In her free time, Kat and her husband, Jake, love taking their children for walks and bike rides along the Jordan River Parkway, swimming at The Park Center, and fishing at Willow Pond.
2020 Positions: Budget & Finance Committee Vice-Chair; New City Hall Committee Member.
District 2 is the home of Murray City’s newest council member, Dale M. Cox. Beginning his career as a welder mechanic, Dale is no rookie when it comes to running for office; he has filled a number of union posts in his professional life, becoming president of the Utah AFL-CIO in 2012, where he served until his retirement in 2017. This coincided with his oath of office as a council member, although, he still fills board seats for the Utah Colleges of Applied Technology, Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Odyssey House and the Salt Lake City Council Citizens Compensation and Review Committee. Dale has worked passionately for the rights of working men and women and has spent thousands of hours reaching across isles at the Utah Legislature to ensure the rights of Utah working families were heard. This experience provides a unique viewpoint to be an advocate for the nearly 400 full time employees in Murray City and his insight into legislative issues is invaluable! Dale and his wife, Jann, have two sons and two dogs and are virtually fanatical about Christmas. Their other great love is Disney parks, where they visit yearly.
2020 Positions: Council Chair; Redevelopment Agency Vice-Chair; Capital Improvement Program Committee Member; Chamber of Commerce Board Member.
Rosalba Dominguez is a lifelong Utah resident, community advocate, partner, step-mother and urban gardener living in Murray’s historical area of Council District 3. As a first-generation American born to working class parents, she learned firsthand that a strong work ethic and passion for communities make cities like Murray a special place to work, live and raise a family. Rosalba has been building bridges in her community through her work with the State of Utah Hispanic Advisory Council, serving as Vice Chair of the Salt Lake County Hispanic Democratic Council and is a member of the I.J. & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center. Currently, she works as an art teacher with the local non-profit Clever Octopus helping children across the Wasatch Front discover a love and appreciation for art. Rosalba is excited to take an active role in her community as a City Council Member to improve safety and economic development in Murray while preserving its unique community spirit. In her free time, Rosalba likes to hike, travel, spend time with extended family, especially with her maternal grandmother, gardening, cooking with family and friends, and loves discovering new foods and music with her partner Matt.
2020 Positions: Council Vice-Chair; ULCT Legislative Policy Committee Member; Association of Municipal Councils Representative.
Serving in her second term as a Murray City Council Member, Diane Turner is excited to have the opportunity to continue to serve the community she’s lived in for more than 24 years. Diane has a BS in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Utah. She worked in criminal and juvenile justice for the State of Utah for 27 years. Her city council focus includes promoting environmental responsibility, which led her to initiate recycling in Murray Park and an idle free ordinance. Diane encourages a healthy lifestyle and active transportation and was instrumental in bringing the east side Murray canal trail to fruition. Turner is a very dedicated council member and admits that this job permeates her life as she spends many hours studying issues. Her forte is communication with her constituents, actively promoting transparency in government. She is serving her second year as council chair, served four years as a delegate to the Utah League of Cities and Towns Legislative Policy Committee and is a Trustee on the Utah Clean Cities Board. Diane is married to Charles Turner and they have three sons. Diane enjoys traveling, hiking, yoga and is a self-professed news junkie.
2020 Positions: Budget and Finance Committee Chair; Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling Board Representative; New City Hall Committee Member.
Brett Hales is almost a household word, as you cannot go anywhere in the Salt Lake valley where Brett doesn’t run into one or more people he knows. He was raised in Magna, still has many friends from his childhood and moved to Murray City in 1988. Serving his third term as District 5 council member, Brett listens, understands and responds to the needs of his constituents. During his career, Brett worked in the credit union world, serving in most all positions including Vice President of Cyprus Credit Union. He has brought this extensive experience in finance to his council responsibilities and provides leadership and direction on budgeting issues and challenges. Brett introduced the City Council Employee of the Month program, which the council endorsed and has been awarding since 2013. Brett has served as council chair and currently leads the Redevelopment Agency as it moves forward to acquire property in anticipation of the revitalization of the historic Murray City downtown area west of State Street. Brett and his wife, Cindy, have five children and a love for traveling together. He adores music and theater and longs for Murray City to renovate the historic theater on State Street.
2020 Positions: Redevelopment Agency Chair; Capital Improvement Program Committee Member.