Initial Results Released For Summit County 2019 Elections
Here are the preliminary results for Summit County elections, as of 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5:
For three open seats on the Park City Council, incumbent Councilmember Nann Worel leads with 1,452 votes, followed by fellow Councilmember Becca Gerber with 1,414 votes; and Max Doilney with 863. Ed Parigian trails behind Doilney at 701 votes, followed by Deanna Rhodes and Daniel Lewis.
52% of voters voted against an $87 million bond for the South Summit School district to build a new high school on district-owned property west of Kamas. Between those for and against, it’s a difference of 123 votes, 1,304 against and 1,181 for the bond.
And only ten votes separate those in favor of the North Summit Recreation District property tax increase from those against it: 672 to 662. The increase would fund programming costs after Summit County eliminates recreation district funding in 2020.
In other Summit County races, for Oakley City Council Dave Neff has the most votes with 383, Joe B. Frazier has 317 votes and Tom Smart received 233 votes, making them the top three vote-getting candidates for the three open four-year-term seats. Les F. England is 15 votes behind Smart with 218 votes. Incumbent Councilmember Lorrie J.Hoggan has the fewest votes with 187. Ronald Bowen, running unopposed, was elected to a two-year term.
For two open positions on the South Summit Fire District Commission, Kent Leavitt received the most votes, 1,274, followed by Jackson Coleman with 1,154. John R. Moon trails Coleman by more than 300 votes at 822.
The Summit County Clerk’s Office mailed out nearly 13,000 ballots to registered voters for the general election. The clerk’s office reports, as of Tuesday, it had counted nearly 6,000, coming out to about 47% voter turnout.