New candidate makes top two in Provo’s mayoral election, withdrawn candidates updated


The third round of Utah County election results are in, but the official results won’t be in until Aug. 29. (Photo by UV360)

The third round update for the Utah County primary elections moved the needle in close races across the valley.

In Provo, the nine-way race for mayor had Sherrie Hall Everett moved into second place (2,443 votes) ahead of Odell Miner (2,425 votes). Michelle Kaufusi leads the group — which advances two to November’s election — with 3,602 votes.

Outside of close elections, the newest batch lists disqualified and withdrawn candidates. There have been about 23 candidates who have withdrawn since the June filing date; however, some of those candidates withdrew after ballots had been mailed. Disqualified candidates did not turn in their financial disclosure forms on time.

Utah County Clerk/Auditor Bryan Thompson says there were approximately 8,000 ballots counted in the third round results, which primarily came from provisional and unaffiliated ballots.

In the 3rd Congressional District primary, Provo Mayor John Curtis has already secured the nomination as the Republican party representative. The two other Republican hopefuls — Chris Herrod and Tanner Ainge — conceded last week. Curtis will go against Democrat Kathie Allen in November’s election.

The next primary election update will be on Friday, Aug. 25. Thompson says this update will include more ballots that were postmarked by Aug. 14, some of which came from overseas. Also, the Utah County Clerk’s office is still checking signatures in the system before counting those votes.

“There will be another update on Friday, but it will be a small,” Thompson said.

Official results won’t be available until Aug. 29. At that time, the Board of Canvassers will meet at 3 p.m. to review primary election results.

View the updated primary election results as they currently stand for all Utah County cities here.

Alpine mayor (2 advance)
Sheldon Wimmer 948
Rob Schoen 255
Troy Stout 813
Melanie Ewing 343

American Fork mayor (2 advance)
Carlton E. Bowen 557
Brad Frost 3,153
Daniel Copper 152

American Fork City Council (4 advance)
Bill Houlin (withdrew)
Jeffrey Shorter 860
Kyle Barratt 889
Doug Richards 514
Ernie John 829
Barbara Christiansen 1,873
Staci Carroll 1,503
Aaron Clegg 447

Eagle Mountain mayor (2 advance)
Debbie Hooge 340
Stephanie Gricius 543
Jonathan Vail 131
Taylor Malungahu 79
Tom Westmoreland 1,166

Eagle Mountain City Council (4 advance)
Lonnie Petersen 306
Jan M Preece 414
Tyler Shimakonis (withdrew)
Donna Burnham 1,059
Jared Gray 592
Matt Visser 434
Drew Curley 379
Melissa Clark 812
Brett Mansfield (disqualified)

Highland Mayor (2 advance)
Jessie J. Schoenfeld 864
Sam Orton 200
Wayne Knoll Tanaka 168
Cal Miller (disqualified)
Rod Mann 1,754

Highland City Council Seat (4 advance)
Chris Dayton 282
Scott L. Smith 922
Tim Ball 523
Kevin Braddy (withdrew)
Christopher Kemp 755
Kurt Ostler 1,372
Lawrence U. Vidinha 22
John Hans Thomas 88
Dennis LeBaron 997
Elisabeth Luntz 467
Audrey Wright 348

Lehi mayor (2 advance)
R. Curtis Payne 790
Cody Black 1,300
Nolan J. Johnson 75
Mark I. Johnson 1,777
Bert Wilson 2,338

Lehi City Council (4 advance)
Paul C. Hancock 3,277
Bailey Holmes 1,930
Steven Sabey 1,035
Chris Condie 3,716
Sean Williams 1,293

Orem mayor (2 advance)
Richard F. Brunst Jr. 7,518
Hans V. Andersen 3,869
Archie A. Williams III 430

Orem City Council (6 advance)
Annette Harkness 2,833
David M. Spencer 5,549
Brent Sumner 6,051
Garrett Bodily 1,072
Melodee Andersen 3,455
Bart Richman 893
Drew Clark 1,758
Tom Macdonald 6,394
Kayson R. Max 346
Murray Low 2,506
Tommy Williams 804
Mattathias Westwood 892

Payson mayor (2 advance)
Mike Hardy 606
Richard D. Moore 303
Bill Wright 1,386

Payson City Council (4 advance)
Scott Pinkham 490
Scott Phillips 681
Taresa Hiatt 713
James Ewell (withdrew)
Larry Skinner 831
Brett Christensen 622
Randy Memmott 210
Thomas Guy Larson 307

Pleasant Grove City Council (4 advance)
Carrie Hammond (disqualified)
Roy F. Spindler (withdrew)
Ben Stanley 1,358
Nathan Stoker 294
Jeffrey Butler 317
Dianna N. Andersen 2,133
Blaine Thatcher 1,505
Eric Taylor 304
Todd Williams 1,726

Provo mayor (2 advance)
Sherrie Hall Everett 2,443
Eric W. Speckhard 849
Howard Stone 237
Michelle G. Kaufusi 3,602
John Fenley 86
Elliott G. Craig 71
Odell Miner 2,425
Kevin “The Wingman” Wing 142
Larry Walters 2,100

Provo Council District 2 (2 advance)
George Handley 598
David Clark 358
Leo Lines 192

Provo Council at-large (2 advance)
Hunter Phillips 1,880
Dave Sewell 5,705
Mike Roan 1,584
Wesley Marriott 1,939

Saratoga Springs City Council (4 advance)
Leah Hansen 703
Josh Daniels 557
Raymond B Campbell 280
Michael D.S. McOmber 726
Stephen Willden 956

Vineyard mayor (2 advance)
Shawn Scott Herring 97
Julie Fullmer 168
Randy E. Farnworth 149

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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