elections

Tuesday’s primary was an all-mail election, meaning no in person voting took place. Preliminary results are in from Wasatch County although there are still as many as 3,700 ballots that may be counted.

Utah Debate Commission

The four Republican candidates vying for the first congressional district seat, held by outgoing Representative Rob Bishop, participated in a debate on Tuesday.

Utah Debate Commission

The four Republican candidates vying to represent the party in Utah’s Gubernatorial elections participated in a debate Monday evening at the University of Utah. The candidate's shared their responses to the police brutality protests occurring across the nation.

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The Utah Debate Commission hosted the four Republican candidates vying to represent the party in Utah’s Gubernatorial elections. The four candidates participated in a debate at the University of Utah on Monday evening.

Utah Debate Commission

The two democratic candidates for Utah’s 1st Congressional District participated in a debate held by the Utah Debate Commission on Monday. The two Republican candidates for the seat will debate Tuesday afternoon.  

Utah House of Representatives

As we’ve reported, Logan Wilde, a Republican who represents part of Summit County in the state legislature, is stepping down to take a role in the Governor’s office.

Thursday evening marked the closure of election filing for Wasatch County races.

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The filing window for national, state and local races in Utah for  election year 2020 opens on Friday, March 13th.    The filing period runs until 5 p.m. on Thursday March 19th.

In Summit County, three seats on the County Council are on this year’s ballot.   Seat C is currently held by Kim Carson, who has said she isn’t running for re-election.     The other two Council Members, Doug Clyde in Seat B and Roger Armstrong in seat A, have said they are seeking another  term.

During Super Tuesday the state of Utah selected President Donald Trump as their choice for the Republican primary nomination. In the Democratic race Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won the state and Wasatch County, but former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg was the winner in Summit County.

In the Democratic race Senator Bernie Sanders won the state’s delegates with 34% of the popular vote. Sanders was followed by former Vice President Joe Biden who captured 17% of Utah’s popular vote, and former mayor Mike Bloomberg with 16%.

The annual Wasatch County Republican Party Lincoln Day breakfast took place last Saturday. Candidates for governor delivered their messages to local members of the GOP.


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The $150 million school bond to create a new high school in the Heber Valley and to replace the current Midway Elementary school will not pass according to Tuesday night results. 5,223 or 57% residents voted against the bond while 3,921 or 42% voted for it.

Ballots will begin to be sent out on October 16th, Wednesday to all active registered voters. There will be four different ballots sent out during the election.

All residents of Wasatch County will receive a ballot asking about the $150 million school bond election which if passed would replace Midway Elementary School and create a new high school in the valley.

Three municipalities will receive ballots with additional city council races.

Midway Boosters hosted a forum regarding the $150 million school bond that would create a new high school in the valley and replace Midway Elementary School on Thursday evening.

The event allowed two Midway parents, one for and one against the bond, to lay out their reasoning for their votes. Member of Citizens Building Education Brad Wagstaff went first. He started by pointing out the reality of rapid growth in the Heber Valley.

The Mayors of six Wasatch County towns released a statement regarding the Wasatch School District $150 million bond.

The Mayors of Charleston, Wallsburg, Daniel, Interlaken, Midway and Heber City have all signed a statement regarding the $150 Million School Bond Wasatch County residents will vote on this election season. The five-paragraph statement was released on Wednesday.

Heber City Mayor Kellen Potter said that after asking questions to the board at an interlocal meeting and a public hearing she heard that she was being described as against addressing the issue.

The Midway Boosters are providing an opportunity for residents to meet the candidates for City Council. Additionally, the club is holding a school bond debate. The two town hall discussions take place at the Midway Community Center.

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