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Candidates campaigning for party's primary election vote

Sun Advocate publisher

In a vote at the Utah Democratic Convention last Saturday, a second race was added to the party's June 24 primary ballot.

In a nearly split delegate vote, Christine Watkins and Grady McEvoy were selected to appear on the Democratic Party's primary ballot to secure the nomination to run in November's general election for the seat vacated by Brad King in Utah House of Representatives District 69.

King left the position to run for the Utah Senate District 27.

The second race on the primary ballot will be the contest between John Jones and Neil Breinholt. The candidates are running to win the Democratic Party's nomination to run for the Carbon County Commission.

The candidate who wins the primary vote will oppose Republican Gerald Lloyd in the November general election for the commission seat being vacated by Steve Burge.

The Democratic contenders for the open commission seat have been campaigning diligently in the area.

Other races that will show up on the November ballot will not have primaries because the parties have whittled down the number of candidates to a single designee.

King, from Price, was the only Democrat to file for the Utah Senate seat currently occupied by retiring Mike Dmitrich.

King will be opposed in November by Republican David Hinkins from Orangeville and Robert J. Armstrong, a member of the Constitution Party from Spanish Fork.

The candidates for Utah House of Representatives District 67 include Republican incumbent Patrick Painter from Mona and Democrat Feleni Siufanua from Payson.

District 67 encompasses about one-third of Carbon County.

In addition to the open commission seat, Republican Jae Potter from Price will challenge Mike Milovich's bid for re-election to the position he occupies on county government.

The Democratic incumbent is also from Price.

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