A Principled Leader and Community Advocate
My name is Brooke D’Sousa and I am running to be your next Sandy City Council District 4 representative. I am a Utah native and long-time Sandy resident who, alongside my husband has chosen Sandy as the place we will raise our three children. I am a first-time candidate running for City Council because I believe in protecting the quality of life we have come to know and expect as Sandy residents. I believe Sandy has been a well-managed city for years, and I am very concerned property taxes will continue to increase every year under different leadership.
I understand that Sandy is not a one-issue city. I have a comprehensive understanding of all the issues facing the city. My breadth of knowledge and professional experience over 17 years in the banking industry will serve the residents of Sandy well as I tackle the many complex issues facing the city in a transparent manner, especially where the budget is concerned. I am the only District 4 candidate to oppose the 34% tax increase that recently passed. I will work to create budgetary efficiency and cut waste by utilizing data to drive priorities within the confines of the base budget.
I feel passionately about representing my community’s values. As a mother to a twenty-one year old daughter with autism, I have learned the importance of giving a voice to those who are the most vulnerable. It is in the advocacy for others that I have found my purpose, and it is what lead me to my second career, and ultimately what has driven me to run for city council.
After almost two decades in corporate banking, I needed a greater degree of flexibility in order to provide the necessary care for our daughter with special needs, and to our growing family. For the last four years I have served other families as a residential realtor, helping them navigate the confusing and sometimes difficult process of buying or selling a home. I provide every client with the same outstanding service, and as a result, they refer their family and friends because they know I will always have their best interests at heart. The reviews my clients have given me over those years is a testament to that, and I am proud of the representation I give to families in what is often the single largest financial investment someone will ever make. It is this same honest and transparent service that I will provide to all Sandy residents if elected.
As your Sandy City Council representative, I intend to be an example to other elected officials all over the valley on how to lead with honesty, integrity, accountability, transparency, and respect.
With your support, I know we can make a positive impact in this city we lovingly call home.
I will be out knocking doors in neighborhoods across the district because I want to meet with each of you, but please feel free to reach out to me at anytime. I believe it is our connection with each other that truly makes Sandy so special.