Wasatch School Districts $150 Million School Bond Election Fails

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.

In Heber City six candidates have been seeking three seats on the council. Rachel Kahler was the top vote getter with 2,125 votes. Mike Johnston received the next most votes with 1,775. Ryan Stack will also be a new addition to the council with 1,732 votes. Perry Rose received 1,219 votes, Incumbent Jeff Bradshaw received around 1,019 and Incumbent Ron Crittenden received 991 votes.

In Midway four candidates ran for three seats on their council. Kevin Payne was the top vote getter with 1,343. Incumbent Lisa Kohler Orme received 1,239 votes and Steve Dougherty received 1,145 votes. Incumbent Bob Probst was defeated receiving 920 votes pending final canvas.

Two seats were open on the Charleston town council. Darrel Nish won 110 votes, Jim Brown received 89 most likely electing them to the board pending final canvas. Meanwhile Brent Broadhead received 70 votes and Collin Greenfield 63.

Wasatch County Clerk’s office will count any additional  provisional ballots and the final canvas results will be certified next Tuesday, November 12th. County Clerk Cal Griffiths reports the county had 281 provisional ballots so far and may have more from the post office coming in.

Of the 17,406 registered voters in the county, over 9,237 votes were counted as of Tuesday night for a 53% voter turnout.

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