Official Canvass of Summit County Primary Shows No Major Changes

Jul 24, 2020


Credit Summit County


The final results for Summit County’s June 30 primary election were certified in the Canvass held before the County Council on Tuesday, with no major changes in the results of the election.


Perhaps the most interesting contest for county residents was the race for County Council Seat C, featuring two Democrats— the only two contenders to file for that position.


The final tally confirmed that Malena Stevens scored a resounding victory with 2681 votes compared to 1186 votes for Canice Harte.


Summit County primary voters in some cases voted for the eventual winners in a number of statewide and regional races. And in some cases, they didn’t.


In the race to name a Republican nominee for U.S. House District One, the county voted for Blake David Moore, who also won the balloting in the overall district.


However, the county voted for former Russia ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. to a third, nonconsecutive term as governor. He, who lost out in the statewide GOP primary by a fairly narrow margin to ascendant Lt. Gov Spencer Cox.


And in the GOP race for State House District 54, Park City voters cast their ballots for local candidate Randy Favero. But with that district dominated by Wasatch County, the nomination was won by Heber resident Mike Kohler.


This week, the Summit County Clerk reported the overall voter turnout was a little under 65 percent. 


The reported turnout for registered Republicans was over 67 percent; for Democrats about 63 percent; and for independents, about 32.5 percent.