Late filings force a primary
June 7, 2013
Three people filed campaign paperwork on Friday to compete in the Park City Council campaign, forcing the field into an August primary election.
William McKenna lives in Old Town, Lisa Wilson lives in Deer Valley and Mary Wintzer lives in Old Town. The three join incumbents Alex Butwinski and Cindy Matsumoto on the ballot as well as Old Town resident Tim Henney.
City Hall will hold a primary election on Aug. 13 to reduce the field. The four top vote-getters in August will advance to Election Day in November. Two seats are on the ballot in November.
The mayoral candidates — Andy Beerman and Jack Thomas — will not be on the ballot until November.
The mayoral contest is expected to be the highlight of election season. The incumbent, Dana Williams, is retiring from politics after three terms in Park City’s highest office.
Each of the mayoral candidates has City Hall experience, with Beerman currently serving on the City Council and Thomas being a member of the Park City Planning Commission.
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Both the mayoral candidates and the people competing for the City Council spots are expected to address a range of issues, including growth and the economy, during the next five months.
The winners will be sworn into office for four-year terms in early January.