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County must appoint a treasurer

Patrick Parkinson, Of the Record staff

Summit County Treasurer Glen Thompson, a Republican, has resigned from his elected post.

After serving the County Courthouse for nearly a quarter century, April 30 will be Thompson’s last day as a county employee. Summit County Manager Bob Jasper announced Thompson’s resignation at a County Council meeting Wednesday in Coalville.

Thompson is suffering from Parkinson’s disease, Summit County Auditor Blake Frazier said.

Thompson is a decorated Marine who was injured several times serving his country during the Vietnam War. Thompson earned several Purple Hearts, Frazier said.

"[Thompson] never asked anybody for anything," Summit County Clerk Kent Jones said about his longtime colleague.

According to Coalville Mayor Duane Schmidt, "Glen always had a kind word."

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"[Thompson] has been a terrific leader for Summit County and the state of Utah in the treasurer’s department," Frazier said in an interview. "He’s a nice guy."

The Summit County Republican Party will have about 30 days to submit three names to the County Council. Councilpersons expect to choose one of those people to replace Thompson as treasurer.

The treasurer monitors receiving and accounts for all county funds. The office also assists in borrowing and investing money for Summit County.

Thompson was not seeking re-election this year. The person the County Council appoints to replace Thompson will serve in the position until the next treasurer is elected and sworn in. Jeremy Ranch Republican Henry Glasheen is taking on Park City Democrat Corrie Kirklen in the treasurer’s race in November.