Morton Levinson announces run for mayor

JACKSON, Wyo. — Current Town Councilor Hailey Morton Levinson announced today that she will run for mayor of Jackson in the upcoming election.

Her campaign is built on serving working families, the current town councilor said. As a working mother of two, she said she understands first-hand the unique challenges working families face.

“I am running for mayor to represent our working families,” Morton Levinson said in a press release. I know what it’s like to work hard, live paycheck to paycheck, and worry about childcare and housing. Our voice matters and it’s the community that makes Jackson the place we know and love.” 

Morton Levinson has served on the town council for seven years — almost two terms — and served as vice mayor under two mayors. Her decision to run for mayor was based on elevating her support for working families and giving the community — particularly younger families and women — a voice in government, she said.

“It shows my kids that they can do it, and shows other people in my demographic that they can do it,” Morton Levinson told Buckrail. “If I don’t do it, then who will?”

Morton Levinson serves on the Board for the Wyoming Association of Municipalities, is a graduate of Leadership Wyoming, holds an MBA from University of Wyoming and BS from Georgetown University. She runs Inn on the Creek with her husband while raising their family in her hometown. 

Mayor Pete Muldoon confirmed via text that he will not seek re-election as mayor. Instead, he will run for a seat on the council.

Town councilors are nonpartisan elected public servants. Councilors hold a four-year term.

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