Summit County election results
Silver Creek Democrat John Hanrahan garnered the most support of any candidate vying for five four and two-year seats on the Summit County Council. “I’m thrilled to hear that and I’m honored that voters are trusting me to represent them on the council,” Hanrahan said when reached Tuesday night. “I’m excited about this new council and I think we can do great things for the county.” Hanrahan had 62 percent of the votes to defeat Park City Republican Tom Hurd in the race for Summit County Council seat C, a four-year seat on the board.
Park City Democrat Sally Elliott garnered 58 percent of the votes to defeat Woodland Republican Bill Miles in the race for seat A, a four-year seat on the board. Silver Springs Democrat Claudia McMullin defeated Henefer Republican Grant Richins 55 to 45 percent in the race for council seat B, also a four-year seat.
The race for seat D, a two-year position, ended with Basin Democrat Chris Robinson garnering 51 percent of the votes against Park City Republican Alison Pitt and Jeremy Ranch resident Gary Shumway, a member of the Constitution Party. Kamas Republican David Ure edged out Samak Democrat Steve Weinstein, 52 to 48 percent in the race for seat E, also a two-year council position.
Meanwhile, with votes still to be counted in other counties, Parkite Democrat Kathy Lofft edged out incumbent state Rep. Mel Brown, R-Coalville, among Summit County votersin the race for House District 53 in Summit County 54 to 46 percent. It was not enough of a margin, however to overcome Brown’s lead in the rest of the district. In Summit County Lofft led Brown by almost 1,000 votes but when the Rich, Daggett, Wasatch and Morgan county votes were tallied, Lofft lost. The final count was 8,405 for Rep. Mel Brown and 7,012 for Lofft.
Rep. Christine Johnson, D-Salt Lake City, beat Republican Garrett Clark 68 to 29 percent in the race in Summit County for House District 25.
The race in Summit County between Sen. Allen Christensen, R-North Ogden, and Democrat Bill Hansen ended with the incumbent garnering 63 percent of the vote. Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. had 71 percent of the votes in Summit County to capture a second term. With votes still needing to be tallied in other counties, Congressman Rob Bishop, R-Utah, lost in Summit County to Democratic challenger Morgan Bowen, who garnered more than half of the votes.
Meanwhile, Barack Obama defeated John McCain in Summit County by garnering more than 56 percent of the votes. Voter turnout in Summit County was about 60 percent with 16,433 of 27,277 registered voters casting ballots.
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