Another election day has come and gone, and Wasatch County’s preliminary results are in. For the most part, Wasatch County agreed with the rest of the state on every ballot issue. Judges were retained, amendments were passed, and seats were filled. The people of Wasatch County came out in force to offer their opinions through their votes.
Out of 20,160 Wasatch County voters, 16,577 (82.23%) cast their ballots for this election. Rep. John Curtis will continue to represent Wasatch County for U.S. House District 3. In the State Senate race, Wasatch County had two unopposed candidates, David Hinkins and Curt Bramble, who will be representing the County for Districts 27 and 16. Republican Mike Kohler defeated Meaghan Miller for the State House District 54 seat. In addition, James Moss Jr. beat out Becky Taylor for the District 12 opening on the State School Board.
Closer to home, four Wasatch County Council seats were up for grabs: Heber South, Midway, County South, and an At-Large position. Of those, three ran unopposed, leaving Spencer Park, Mark Nelson, and Kendall Crittenden as returning members of the Council. Another member of the County Council, Steve Farrell, also will be returning, after winning his race with 61% of the vote.
The new County Assessor Todd Griffin, Recorder Marcy Murray, and Treasurer Diane G Burgener ran unopposed. James Kaiserman retained his position as County Surveyor, and Joey D. Granger will be the new County Clerk/Auditor.
In several close school board races, Marianne B. Allen beat incumbent Mark Davis, Tom Hansen remained on the board, and Kimberly Dickerson will join as the new County East representative.
All justices in Utah were retained, including Heber City Justice Court Judge Randy B. Birch.
Utah had seven Constitutional Amendments on the ballot. All seven passed, including a controversial one diverting money from the state’s Education Fund and another establishing a right to hunt and fish in Utah.