Ogden is a diverse city with many countries that call Weber County home. With over twenty Latin countries contributing to the 33% of Ogden's Hispanic population, our city is undergoing a major transformation. Hispanic cultural celebrations are uniting and educating our citizens and provide resources to the under privileged. Not all of this growth is positive. Gang violence continues to thwart the progress of our police force in eliminating inner city crime.
On Monday, October 19, 2015, Sebastian Benitez joined a panel with three other candidates to discuss his views on where Ogden is headed and the changes that need to be addressed. He mentioned that he enjoys playing Chess. This game requires anticipating the moves of the opponent, making strategic steps in the right direction, and focusing on the goal at hand. All of these qualities are found in Sebastian. He has the leadership, business, and people skills to rise to the top. We endorse Sebastian Benitez for Ogden Mayor. The competition needs to be on the look out. They're about to be out maneuvered.