Ure says he is undecided
September 1, 2009
Summit County Councilman Chris Robinson, a Democrat who was elected last year to a two-year term, said he will likely seek re-election in 2010.
"I suspect I will," Robinson said in an interview in Coalville. "Hopefully, I am adding something."
In 2008, Robinson defeated Park City Republican Alison Pitt and Gary Shumway, a member of the Constitution Party, in the race for County Council seat D.
Robinson was a member of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee prior to the 2002 Olympics and has served as a board member at the Nature Conservancy of Utah and Swaner Nature Preserve.
The biggest issues in Summit County have to do with growth, Robinson said while campaigning last fall.
He said plans were needed to expand public transit and build roads.
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Robinson owns an interest in almost 60,000 acres of land in eastern Summit County. He has spent his career in ranching and real-estate development. Robinson also owns The Ensign Group development firm, which is based in Davis County.
Robinson is a Snyderville Basin resident who has said his knowledge of cattle ranching on the East Side of Summit County makes him able to understand his rural constituents’ needs.
He said he has studied laws related to water use in Utah extensively.
Meanwhile, Republican Summit County Councilman David Ure said he hasn’t decided whether to seek a four-year term on the board. Ure was elected to seat E, which was a two-year term in 2008.
"As we get closer to that date, I’ll probably make a decision, won’t I," Ure said about campaigning next year for four more years in office.
The window opens March 12 next year for people to officially declare their candidacies. Ure is a former state representative who fiercely opposed changing the form of government in Summit County.
In January, the former three-member Summit County Commission became the five-person County Council.
Ure, a Kamas resident, defeated Samak Democrat Steve Weinstein last year for the two-year term. As he campaigned in 2008 Ure said zoning rules in eastern Summit County needed to change so landowners could more easily develop their property.
Rapid growth is pinching the ability to farm in South Summit, he said.
Ure, a fourth-generation cattle rancher, claims agriculture on the East Side is not very profitable.