Park City Council campaign draws just four candidates
A primary election is not needed with such a small field
One person submitted campaign paperwork Wednesday to compete in the Park City Council contest, not enough to force the candidates into a primary election.
Mark Blue arrived at the Marsac Building in the afternoon to submit the paperwork. Blue unsuccessfully sought a City Council seat five times since 2001, losing in four elections and ending the other campaign early. He has never garnered significant voter support.
Blue declined to discuss his campaign on Wednesday afternoon, saying he would be available later in the week.
The other three City Council candidates are incumbent Tim Henney, Park City Planning Commissioner Steve Joyce and Josh Hobson, who is an environmental activist and a chef. Hobson started a City Council campaign in 2015 but withdrew after it was discovered he lived just outside the Park City limits, making him ineligible. He has since moved into the city.
There are two City Council seats on the ballot, the one held by Henney and one held by the retiring Cindy Matsumoto.
There are three candidates for the mayor’s office, requiring a primary election to reduce the field to two for Election Day. Former Mayor Dana Williams, City Councilor Andy Beerman and Roger Armstrong, who is a member of the Summit County Council, are competing for the mayor’s office.
City Hall has scheduled an event on Tuesday, May 21, designed for people who are contemplating a bid for elected office in the municipal campaign.