Local races to watch on election day
Nov 8, 2022, 6:56 AM | Updated: Feb 23, 2023, 1:13 pm
(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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