Based on political filings that officially closed March 17, Morgan County School Board’s District 3 is the hottest contested race. Candidates Gaylene Adams, Jennie Earl and R. Kraig Walker will be on a primary election ballot for the four-year seat. Incumbent and current Board Chairman Ken Durrant will be stepping down from that position at the end of the year after serving for 20 years.
Board Member Neil Carrigan, who has served on the board for eight years, will likewise be stepping down from the District 5 school board seat. Candidates Jim Brown and Adam Toone both filed to fill the four-year position.
Ronald Blunck, who was appointed in June to his school board seat representing District 1, will retain his seat for another four years in an uncontested race.
The school board will be appointing someone to fill a seat to be left vacant by Mark Farmer, representing District 4. Applications are being taken at the school district office through Friday, May 6. Applicants will be interviewed in an open meeting May 10, followed that day by a swearing in.
With three positions up for grabs on the Morgan County Council, only one is set to change following candidate filings. Morgan County Councilmen Daryl Ballantyne and Robert Kilmer will retain their current positions for four more years in uncontested races. They will represent Districts 1 and 3, respectively.
In the Morgan County Council at-large race, incumbent Logan Wilde did not file for re-election after serving four years, opting instead to try his chances at a state legislative position. Roland Haslam and Clay Ivan Rich both filed to fill the position. Haslam and Rich have both had experience serving on the county’s planning commission.
Croydon’s Logan Wilde will join other fellow Republicans including Seth R Winterton of Kamas and incumbent Melvin R. Brown of Coalville, as well as Park City Democrat Cole R. Capener in a bid for the two-year Utah State House District 53 seat.