Edmunds, Robinson, Ure, Kirklen, Jones, Martin prevail on Election Day | ParkRecord.com

Edmunds, Robinson, Ure, Kirklen, Jones, Martin prevail on Election Day

by Patrick Parkinson, of The Record staff

One of the most closely watched campaigns in Summit County this year was the sheriff’s race.

Incumbent Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds, a Republican, received nearly 58 percent of the votes to defeat Francis Democrat Dax Shane. Edmunds received 6,399 votes compared with Shane’s 4,669.

"It’s always humbling I can’t thank my supporters enough," Edmunds said in a telephone interview. "There were some people who thought I needed to be replaced this time, but I think the voters have spoken loudly."

Shane said he was thankful for his supporters and considered the support overwhelming.

"I ran against a two-time incumbent. Sheriff Edmunds ran a good race. I learned a lot from it," Shane said, adding, "I am very proud of what I was able to accomplish."

Meanwhile, the treasurer campaign was much closer Tuesday night.

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Park City Democrat Corrie Kirklen received nearly 51 percent of the votes to defeat Park City Republican Henry Glasheen. Kirklen received 5,444 votes compared with Glasheen’s 5,242.

In the campaign for seat D on the Summit County Council, incumbent County Councilman Chris Robinson, a Democrat, received more than 60 percent of the votes to defeat Marion resident Gary Shumway, a member of the Constitution party.

Robinson received 6,059 votes compared with Shumway’s 3,965.

Incumbent Summit County Councilman David Ure, a Republican, received nearly 60 percent of the votes to defeat Francis Democrat KayCee Simpson. Ure received 6,404 votes compared with Simpson’s 4,372.

In the Summit County assessor campaign, Oakley Democrat Steve Martin received 54 percent of the votes to defeat Park City Republican Robert Hunt. Martin received 5,851 votes compared with Hunt’s 4,946.

Incumbent Summit County Clerk Kent Jones, a Democrat, handily defeated Park City Republican Richard Motto. Jones received more than 61 percent of the votes. Jones received 6,535 votes compared with Motto’s 4,051.

Summit County residents voted overwhelmingly to support extending the Recreation, Arts and Parks Tax for another 10 years. Nearly 67 percent of the voters supported the ballot measure.

In the Snyderville Basin, more than 72 percent of voters supported a $20 million bond to purchase open space and develop trails. About 3,880 voters supported the measure while 1,494 voted against.

In the campaign for seat 4 on the Park City Board of Education, Charles Cunningham received nearly 66 percent of the votes to defeat Ari Ionnides.

About 11,630 of the 24,637 registered voters in Summit County cast ballots, which is about 47 percent.

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