Candidate Mark Blue was never in the race Tuesday night as his opponents, incumbent Park City councilor Jim Hier and former Park City councilmember Roger Harlan, trounced him in the race for two council seats.
For much of the night, Harlan and Hier were neck and neck. Harlan prevailed in the race with 435 votes to Hier’s 426.
Blue received 124 votes.
Hier won by one vote in the combined Old Town and Deer Valley precincts. But Harlan claimed victory in Prospector and Thaynes Canyon. In Park Meadows, Harlan defeated Hier 198 to 192.
Almost 11 percent of Park City’s 5,268 registered voters went to the polls Tuesday.
Henefer Election resultsHenefer resident Randy Ovard confirmed tuesday night that he will serve as the new mayor of the town. as a write-in candidate, ovard defeated incumbent mayor jim rees, who was running for a second term.
"I’m still hiding under the bed here," Ovard joked, adding that a group of Henefer residents approached him this week about running.
Incumbent Henefer town councilor Brent Ovard was unopposed and will likely serve another term .
Tuesday evening, it was still unclear which write-in candidate would emerge to fill the second Henefer council seat.
Kamas election results Of the 867 voters registered in Kamas 104, or 12 percent, cast ballots on election day.
Craig Gines won the race against Dustin Sexton for a chance to serve as a commisioner in the South Summit Fire District.
Kamas Mayor Lewis Marchant and city councilors Diane Atkinson and Rodney Smith all coasted unopposed into additional terms.
Coalville election results
After an eventful mayoral race in Coalville that saw incumbent Mayor Howard Madsen decline to seek a second term, Duane Schmidt will oversee the operation of the city for the next four years. With no absentee votes and one provisional ballot outstanding, Schmidt, curently a Coalville City Councilor defeated Rex Smith, 244 votes to 113.
"I feel like an adopted son," Schmidt, a two-year Coalville resident said.
"I think that it’s a good thing to see Coalville put most of its support in one direction&I think we put out a good message about getting back to the basics."
Ronald Boyer was the top vote getter in Coalville’s city council race and will serve a second term on the board. "It’s kind of a relief," Boyer said.
Solving various problems at the Allen Hollow industrial development is likely the most difficult issue councilors will address in the immediate future he said. "It could end up costing the city a lopt of money, "Boyer said.
Boyer received 246 votes and RaNae Crittenden and Brent Scholes each received 185 votes, tying in the race for the second council seat.
"I probably won’t have an answer to this until Monday or Tuesday, " said Summit County clerk Sue Follett, adding that election officials haven’t declared whether the one outstanding provisional ballot will count.
Coalville has 815 registered voters and 359 cast ballots, bringing the voter turnout to 44 percent.
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