Rep. Kraig Powell Withdraws from Race
State Rep. Kraig Powell – one of two republicans in a primary for State house Seat 54 announced yesterday ( Wednesday) on Facebook that he is dropping out from the race. In a short statement, Powell wrote, "To spare our wonderful community from the divisiveness of what could be a very contentious campaign, I have withdrawn from my House race," He went on to wish the remaining candidates the best of luck in the upcoming election.
The remaining candidates are republican newcomer Tim Quinn and the former chairman of the Wasatch County Democratic Party Rudy Kohler.
Powell was first elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 2008. He currently serves on the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee, House Natural Resources Committee, House Political Subdivisions Committee and is chairman of the House Retirement and Independent Entities Committee.
Leslie Thatcher will be speaking to Rep. Powell on the Local News Hour this morning at 8:15.