No primaries for East Side municipal races |

No primaries for East Side municipal races

By Patrick Parkinson, of The Record staff

No municipal primary elections are slated in eastern Summit County. The window for candidates to file declaration forms closed Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Nov. 3 is Election Day. Candidates rushed the last day to file paperwork to campaign in nonpartisan mayoral and council races in Francis, Kamas, Oakley, Coalville and Henefer.

Those running for office on the East Side include:

  • Francis – R. Lee Snelgrove is running unopposed for mayor; Rae Prescott and incumbent Francis Town Councilman Lorin Prescott are campaigning for a two-year council seat; Tal Adair, H. Gio Melendez, Gene Atkinson and Kristi M. Major will square off for two four-year council seats
  • Kamas – incumbent Mayor Lew Marchant will campaign against Jeff Lawrence; incumbent Kamas City Councilpersons Diane Atkinson and Rod Smith, and Thomas Snyder will square off for two four-year council seats
  • Oakley – incumbent Mayor Blake Frazier is campaigning for another term; incumbent Oakley City Councilmen Bob Elbert and Tiny Woolstenhulme, and Alton Frazier will campaign for two four-year council seats
  • Coalville – incumbent Mayor Duane Schmidt is running against Merlyn Johnson; incumbent Coalville City Councilpersons Andrea Hewson and David Vernon are campaigning for two four-year council terms; incumbent Coalville City Councilman Ron Boyer, Denise Smith and Christopher Brundy are running for two two-year council seats
  • Henefer – incumbent Mayor Randy Ovard is running unopposed; incumbent Coalville City Councilmen Kay Richins and Brent Ovard are running for two four-year seats on the Henefer Town Council

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