The final vote was 25,880 to 14,693 -- 64 percent to 36 percent -- in favor of Becker, an urban planner, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. Salt Lake City, which endured eight contentious years under outgoing Mayor Rocky Anderson, hasn't elected a Republican mayor in more than 30 years.
Becker campaigned on a platform of bringing smart-growth principles to the city. Buhler, a former state senator, offered his talents as a pragmatic "doer" in contrast to his "dreamer" opponent.
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