Late filings force primary in Park City Council campaign |

Late filings force primary in Park City Council campaign

Five people filed campaign paperwork at City Hall on Monday, forcing a primary in the Park City Council contest to whittle down a field that includes one incumbent and a diverse group of seven others.

The candidates who filed paperwork on Monday were:

  • Josh Hobson, a Thaynes Canyon resident who is a sous chef
  • Rory Murphy, a developer who lives in Prospector
  • Hope Melville, an Old Town resident who is a member of City Hall’s Old Town panel, the Historic Preservation Board
  • Dan Portwood, a Park Meadows resident who unsuccessfully sought the mayor’s office in 2009
  • Mark Blue, who unsuccessfully campaigned for the City Council four times between 2001 and 2009. He lives in Old Town.

    They join incumbent City Councilman Andy Beerman, Becca Gerber, who has experience in the private and not-for-profit sectors, and Planning Commissioner Nann Worel on the primary ballot.

    The filing window closed on Monday.

    A primary will be held on Aug. 11 to reduce the field to six for Election Day in November.