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Copy of Eastsiders prepare to go to polls

Patrick Parkinson

Political junkies disappointed by lackluster campaigns in Park City will find no relief Tuesday on the East Side. One North Summit town doesn t even have enough candidates to fill open council seats. Henefer Town Councilor Brent Ovard is running for another term but no candidates filed to fill a seat left open by retiring councilor Cory McQueen. We ve been in this spot a whole lot of other times, Henefer clerk/recorder LaNae Ovard recently told The Park Record. Write-in candidates have been victorious in Henefer in the past, she said, adding that if no candidates emerge the council can appoint someone to the position. Henefer Mayor Jim Rees is unchallenged after Tyler Rowser dropped out of the mayoral race this week. Coalville Mayor Howard Madsen will vie in a crowded field of candidates Tuesday to serve the next four years on the Coalville City Council. He and Councilor Ron Boyer are running against RaNae Crittenden and Brent Scholes for two council seats. Coalville City Councilor Duane Schmidt, who is running Tuesday for mayor against Rex Smith, left an open seat when he didn t file for a second term. A three-way race in Oakley has councilor Bob Elbert, Randy Hoggan and Tiny Woolstenhulme competing for two council seats. Councilor Jim Mitchell did not run again. Oakley Mayor Blake Frazier was appointed last year to serve the remaining term of Paul Woolstenhulme, who retired to serve an LDS mission, and Frazier is unchallenged Tuesday. Voters in five eastern Summit County municipalities will go to the polls Nov. 8 but two city councilors in the county s second largest city are also running unopposed. Incumbents Diane Atkinson and Rod Smith appear poised to coast into second terms. Kamas Mayor Lew Marchant is also unchallenged. Near the county s southernmost tip, Francis residents will elect a new mayor and possibly two new councilors. John Bergen and Rae Prescott are running to replace Mayor Paul Christensen who did not seek a second term. Incumbent town councilor Georgia Bates is running against Rex Hallam, John Keyes and Lorin Prescott to serve another term on the board. Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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