Election results: Greenhalgh to face Armstrong for county council seat
June 27, 2012
Unofficial primary election results show that Republican Max Greenhalgh will face off against Democrat Roger Armstrong in November for a seat on the Summit County Council. In other results, an $8.5 million bond for a recreation center in North Summit was soundly defeated.
The results are unofficial until the votes are canvassed by the county council and all of the provisional and absentee ballots are accounted for.
With all 47 of Summit County’s precincts reporting Tuesday night, Greenhalgh defeated Republican challenger Michael Howard 1,162 to 1,092 votes to win the Republican nomination for Seat A on the Summit County Council. In November, Greenhalgh will face Democrat Roger Armstrong who beat his party challenger Sean Wharton, 719 to 580 votes.
The final tally on the North Summit Recreation Bond was 1,293 against the measure and only 200 in favor. The bond ran into stiff opposition from homeowners who did not want to see their property taxes go up and from the Utah Taxpayers Association.
In Park City School District Precinct 2, Ron Huggins and Nancy Garrison will continue on to the November ballot. Eric Oberg was eliminated from the race. Huggins received 126 votes, Garrison earned 247 and Oberg received 88.
In Park City School District Precinct 3, Tania Knauer and Kristen Brown will face off in November. Paul Marsh was eliminated. Knauer had 230 votes, Brown had 185 and Marsh had 126.
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In the state races Summit County residents came out strongly in favor of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and U.S. Senate incumbent Orrin Hatch. In Summit County Hatch received 1,749 votes to Dan Liljenqust’s 880. On the Democratic side, Summit County residents rallied behind Donna McAleer who overcame her primary challenger Ryan Combe. In the county, McAleer received 1,275 votes. Combe received 129.
About 18 percent of Summit County’s electorate turned out for the primary election.