mayor jackie biskupski

More than 25-years ago Jackie visited Utah on a ski trip and never left. Like so many people, Jackie fell in love with Salt Lake City’s natural beauty, proximity to the outdoors, the warmth of the people, and the overall quality of life. After that first trip, Jackie knew that Salt Lake City was where she wanted to build her life, raise a family and contribute to her community. Jackie and her wife Betty Iverson currently live with their two sons, Archie and Jack, in the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City. Read more...


Simone Butler - Executive Assistant to the Mayor

Simone Butler grew up in Portland Oregon and attended Scripps College in Claremont, CA where she earned a degree in Hispanic Studies and Politics and International Relations. Simone was the deputy field director on Mayor Biskupski's campaign and lives on the east side of Salt Lake City.

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Patrick Leary - Chief of Staff

Patrick Leary has spent his professional career working in local government administering large organizations such as the Office of the District Attorney, the Salt Lake County Clerk's Office, as well as serving as Associate Director for the Administrative Services Department and Director of the Public Works Department of Salt Lake County. In January 2013, Mayor Ben McAdams appointed Patrick as the first Township Executive, responsible for providing municipal services to the 160,000 residents living in the unincorporated areas of the County. In his role as Township Executive, Patrick has spearheaded economic revitalization efforts, parks and green-space improvements, enhanced transportation planning, as well as tackling tough problems like health, safety and community development.

Patrick is originally from Salt Lake City and continues to live in the city with his wife Amy and their two children.



Tina Heidorn - Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff

Christina (Tina) Heidorn is a born and raised “Jersey” girl. Tina spent fifteen years in the banking industry and changed careers in April 2012 when she moved to Utah. She quickly became involved in the LGBTQ community and found a passion for equality concerns. She was the Director of Administration at the Utah Pride Center and a board member of the YWCA’s Young Women’s Council from 2013 – 2015.  Tina was also the Finance Director of the Utah Pride Festival for three years.
Tina resides in Sugar House. In her free time, you can find her snuggling on her couch with her husband David and their two cats. You’ll always find Tina on Facebook, Instagram and especially Pinterest. 



David Litvack - Deputy Chief of Staff

David Litvack served as the Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC) in the Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office, Office of Regional Development beginning in 2008. In his role as CJAC Coordinator, David worked closely with local officials within the county and state criminal and social justice system to develop strategies to reduce recidivism, improve information-sharing between agencies, and enhance the use of data driven decision making. David represented Central City and West Salt Lake as a legislator from 2000 – 2012. During his twelve years in the Utah House of Representatives, David served two terms as the Minority Leader, as well as serving on the Health and Human Services Committee, Executive Appropriation, Law Enforcement and Justice Committee, and the Legislative Management Committee. In his role, David as Deputy Chief of Staff, David will oversee policy development and analysis for the administration.

David moved to Salt Lake City in 1987, attended Westminster College, and currently lives in Salt Lake City’s Central City neighborhood with his wife Erin, their two children, and dog.



Kaletta Lynch - Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff

Kaletta Lynch is a native of Lithonia, GA. She majored in Political Science at Dillard University until Hurricane Katrina hit during her senior year.  After Hurricane Katrina she returned to the University of Maryland, where she had participated in a summer research initiative with the Center for American Politics and Research, and earned her B.A. in Government and Politics.  While at UMD, Kaletta helped edit the manuscript, "Guide to Political Campaigns in America," and completed extensive research on the effects of voting machines on election results.    

Kaletta is a former intern for the U.S. House of Representatives, administrative assistant for Emory University's Office of Governmental and Community Affairs, federal background investigator, and administrative assistant to the Chief of Staff & Director of Governance and Policy at Georgia Perimeter College.  

Kaletta lives with her husband, Marlin, and daughter.