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Coalville, Oakley Narrow Crowded Fields in Tuesday's Primary Election


On the east side of Summit County, unofficial primary election results are in for Coalville and Oakley.

The vote tallies in Coalville included the only primary contest for mayor in eastern Summit County. And they also trimmed a crowded field of eight candidates running for two council seats.

In the race for Coalville Mayor, Mark R. Marsh received 174 votes, over 52 percent of the vote.  In the November election, he will face off with Lynn Wood, who got 147 votes. She's known in the community as a critic of the controversial Wohali project.

The primary eliminated Coalville City Council Member Tyler Rowser, who received 10 votes.

In the voting for Coalville City Council, choosing the top four candidates for two Council seats, the lead vote-getter was Louise Willoughby who received 166 votes. Willoughby is also known as a Wohali opponent.  She received over 25 percent of the vote.

She’s followed by Stephanie Bowen, who received 96 votes; Christopher Horne, with 84 votes; and Drew Robinson, with 72 votes.

The primary vote eliminated Brandon Brady, Steven B. Richins, Kelly Ovard and Gideon Robbins.

In the race for the Oakley City Council, the lead went to incumbent Council Member Kelly Kimber, who received 207 votes, over 30 percent of those casting ballots.

Second place was Clayton Page, with 132 votes. Third place was incumbent Council Member Steve Wilmoth with 116 votes.

The fourth-place finisher is too close to call. Marissa Dillman received 71 votes, but Jane Sorenson Lewis garnered 70 votes.

Eliminated in the primary tally were Eric Kendell Woolstenhulme and Betty Ann Heck.

The Summit County Clerk’s Office reported that voter turnout was nearly 30 percent.

Known for getting all the facts right, as well as his distinctive sign-off, Rick covered Summit County meetings and issues for 35 years on KPCW. He now heads the Friday Film Review team.