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Utah County GOP elects Amelia Powers Gardner new county commissioner

Apr 24, 2021, 6:10 PM | Updated: Apr 25, 2021, 2:09 pm

SALT LAKE CITY — Members of the Utah County Republican Party Central Committee have elected Amelia Powers Gardner to fill a seat on the Utah County Commission. 

In a statement, a Gardner spokesman said that Amelia Powers is poised to become the first female county commissioner in Utah County history.

Pending official action on the part of the Utah County board of commissioners, Amelia Powers is poised to become the first female county commissioner in Utah County history. 

Gardner previously served as the Utah County Clerk/Auditor.

Gardner won with 55% of the delegate votes (204 out of 373) reported the Daily Herald. The final vote came after several rounds of ranked-choice voting.

(Image: Utah County Republican Party Facebook)

The special election became necessary in March when Ainge accepted a position with the administration of newly elected Governor Spencer Cox.  Cox nominated Ainge to sit on the Governor’s Economic Development Board.

At the virtual convention, the Utah County GOP also elected new leadership:

  • Chair: Skyler Beltran
  • Vice Chair: Mac Sims
  • Secretary: Karen Ellingson
  • Treasurer: Kirby Glad

 

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