Council Member Glenn Wright Responds To Write-In Challenge

Sep 14, 2018

Summit County Council member Glenn Wright
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It looks like Summit County Council member Glenn Wright will be the only county incumbent on the ballot this November who has an election contest.

Wright told KPCW that in the end, he’s not chagrined about that.

As we reported, Josh Mann, a Jeremy Ranch resident and creator of the blog, the Park Rag, announced last week he would run as a write-in candidate for Council Seat E, currently held by Wright.

On Wednesday, we asked Wright about his reaction to the news.

“Honestly I was surprised and initially disappointed because it meant I was going to have to do a little bit more work over the next two months. After a very short reflection I really feel that having a contested race is good for the county. We’re going to get two months of talking about the issues. The reality is that I love to talk issues. I welcome the challenge.”

Several other county incumbents have no challenges on the ballot—including council members Chris Robinson, Sheriff Justin Martinez, County Attorney Margaret Olson, Auditor Michael Howard, Clerk Kent Jones, and interim Recorder Rhonda Francis, running to fill the unexpired term of an incumbent who resigned.