Mayor Dana Williams receives one vote for one more term |

Mayor Dana Williams receives one vote for one more term

Mayor Dana Williams, shown in the spring as he announced he would not seek re-election, garnered a write-in vote on Election Day. He says between 10 and 15 people told him as Election Day approached they wanted to write his name in. He urged them not to, Williams says. Park Record file photo

A Parkite wrote in the retiring leader’s name on their ballot in November

At least one person wanted Mayor Dana Williams to serve a fourth term in Park City’s highest office.

The retiring three-term incumbent received one write-in vote on Election Day. Williams early in the spring announced he would not seek re-election. He remains popular, though, and won his three terms in elections that were not close. Two of the Election Day victories, 2001 and 2009, came against top-tier opponents.

The county clerk provided a list of the people who received write-in votes at the request of The Park Record. Others who received write-in votes for mayor were: Anthony Jason Scholte, Bill McKenna, Christopher Gage and Howard Wallacl. McKenna unsuccessfully sought a spot on the Park City Council this year, failing to advance out of the primary election. It is likely Wallacl is a misspelled attempt to vote for Howard Wallack, who has campaigned for elected office in Park City and Congress but did not win either.

"Nice. That’s just nice of them to do," Williams said about the write-in vote he received.

He said upward of 10 to 15 people contacted him during the last month of the election saying they wanted to write him in on their ballot. He said he urged them not to do so.

"I felt they were wasting their vote," Williams said.

Williams endorsed Jack Thomas for mayor. Thomas, a member of the Park City Planning Commission, won the mayor’s office on Election Day, beating City Councilman Andy Beerman.

The people who received write-in votes for a City Council position were:

  • Anthony Jason Scholte
  • Bill McKenna
  • Charles Bova
  • Glen Glass
  • Howard Wallack
  • Jay Hamburger

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