POLITICS + GOVERNMENT

Local races to watch on election day

Nov 8, 2022, 6:56 AM | Updated: 7:27 am
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Leo Romero and Yohanes Frezgi, both of Salt Lake City, vote at the Salt Lake County Government Center in Salt Lake City on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. (Kristin Murphy/Deseret News)
(Kristin Murphy/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY —  Some local races are getting less attention than Utah’s high-profile Senate race, but those races could still have some big implications.

The make-up of the Salt Lake County Council is at stake this midterm with a key race between longtime Councilman Richard Snelgrove and Democrat Suzanne Harrison. Currently, the council has a 6-3 Republican supermajority, Harrison hopes she can make the split 5-4.

“If my opponent wins this race, he will have served 18 years in the same office,” said Harrison. “We’ve been living with a cost of living crisis in Salt Lake County for a very long time and yet this council has not helped.”

Snelgrove said he’s a fiscal conservative, who prides himself on avoiding tax increases.

In the Salt Lake County Clerk’s race, Republican Goud Maragani, has walked back his one-time belief the 2020 election was stolen. Lannie Chapman, the current Chief Deputy Clerk, has been long-time clerk Sherrie Swenson’s number two.

In the Utah County Clerk’s race, Republican Aaron Davidson changed his stance on getting rid of voting by mail but still believes voting in-person is safest. 

KSL will also be watching for any major shakeups in the state legislature, county clerks races in Salt Lake and Utah counties, a proposed constitutional amendment, and multiple school district bonds.

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