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Megan McKenna wins Dem nomination for Summit County Council by 10% margin

Thomas Cooke (left) and Megan McKenna (right) are vying for the Democratic nomination to Summit County Council seat C in the June 25, 2024, primary election.
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Thomas Cooke (left) and Megan McKenna (right) are vying for the Democratic nomination to Summit County Council seat C in the June 25, 2024, primary election.

The housing advocate defeated fellow Democrat and Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioner Thomas Cooke in the primary Tuesday.

McKenna will face North Summit Fire District Treasurer Ari Ioannides, a Republican, in the November general election for Summit County Council seat C.

The Summit County clerk’s unofficial results showed McKenna garnered just over 55% of the vote to Cooke’s 45% Tuesday. 2,617 Democratic ballots were cast, about a 38% turnout.

Overall voter turnout was 42%.

South Summit residents also chose two candidates for school board seat 2 to advance to the nonpartisan general election.

Well over half of the 416 votes went to Dan Eckert and Garrett Carpenter, who beat Rex Anderson and James Blazzard Tuesday night.

For U.S. House District 1, which includes Kimball Junction and northern Summit County, Rep. Blake Moore garnered over 58,000 votes, almost triple the number his Republican challenger Paul Miller did.

Entrepreneur Hoang Nguyen beat out tech executive Jeff Howell for Utah House District 23, which includes Summit Park and parts of Salt Lake County.

Although Nguyen garnered just over 57% of the total vote, Howell was slightly more popular in Summit County, winning 113 votes to Nguyen’s 107.

The results will be made official at a special meeting of the Summit County Council July 9. The general election is Nov. 5.

Updated: June 26, 2024 at 4:09 PM MDT
Local race vote tallies were updated.
Updated: June 26, 2024 at 3:33 PM MDT
Blake Moore's vote count was updated with new information from state election officials.
Updated: June 26, 2024 at 12:14 AM MDT
This story was updated with final, unofficial results.
Corrected: June 25, 2024 at 11:01 PM MDT
A previous version of this article incorrectly stated Democrat Glenn Wright is running for U.S. House district 1. He is running in district 3.