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Council elections scheduled Nov. 4


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By RICHARD SHAW
Staff reporter

On Oct. 7, Price and Sunnyside voters went to the primary polls and selected the candidates who will appear on the cities' municipal election ballots.

In addition to Price and Sunnyside, city council elections are scheduled Nov. 4 in East Carbon, Wellington and Helper.

One elected position is also open on Price River Water Improvement District's board.

Next Tuesday, registered Price city residents will vote for candidates to fill three four-year council seats and one two-year position.

Vying for the three four-year seats are incumbents Richard Tatton, Don Reaveley and Steven Denison.

Challengers for the Price council positions are Joe Christman, Mike Metzger and David Cox.

In the October primary, Cox tied for the last qualifying spot on the Price City Council ballot with Jay Marshall.

But during the certification process, two absentee ballots were counted and Cox defeated Marshall by one vote.

The two-year seat on the Price council was not voted on in the primary because there were only two candidates running.

Appointed incumbent Jeanne McEvoy will be in a contest for the Price City Council position with challenger Jeffrey Nelson.

In Sunnyside, a large number of candidates filed election bids to fill three open city council seats. Voters cut the number down to six candidates at the primary polls.

Candidates squaring off at the Sunnyside election polls next Tuesday include Sam Leonard, Carol Johnson, Tony Riffle, Douglas Alger, Sherri Madrid and Cheryl Eck.

In East Carbon, voters will fill three seats on the city council from a list of four candidates.

Individual running for the East Carbon City Council positions are Dave Maggio, Darrell Valdez, Darma Lopez and Joseph Manley.

Sunnyside and East Carbon officials are currently discussing the possibility of consolidating the two towns.

If the consolidation proposal goes through, the November vote could be the last time Sunnyside and East Carbon City will conduct separate municipal elections.

Helper voters will experience an unusual situation at the election booths. The city council ballots will list the names of three candidates - the same as the number of open council positions. Candidates include Kirk Mascaro, Chuck Buchanan and Robert Farrell. The field of hopefuls filing for the Helper seats included four candidates until a month ago, when incumbent Jim Robinson pulled out of the race.

In Wellington, two city council seats are open, with incumbents Paula Noyes and Glen Wells running against challengers Robert Berta and Paul Childs.

In addition, voters residing in the unincorporated areas of Carbon County will select a candidate to serve as a member on the Price River Water Improvement District's board. In the PRWID race, incumbent Steven Rigby is being challenged by Lee Heath and Tom Matthews.

Because there are no other elections for county positions, local voters will cast ballots for the seat at the PRWID offices, located at 265 South Fairgrounds Road. To participate in the PRWID election, registered voters must be residents of unincorporated areas in Carbon County.


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