elect, for the first time, representatives to the Spanish Valley Water
and Sewer Improvement District. In the field of 11 candidates, Mike
Holyoak, Gary Wilson, John Hartley, Lance Christie, and Dan Holyoak
emerged the winners for seats on the five-person board.
But officials in the Grand County Clerk’s office
stressed that all results are preliminary until the final vote canvass
is completed later this month. At least 34 absentee and provisional
ballots remain outstanding, and that could affect the outcome of the
election because some candidates are separated by only a handful of
votes, the clerk’s office said. Absentee ballots must be postmarked by
Monday, Nov. 7 to be eligible for inclusion in the final count.
County officials said voter turnout reached about
22-percent in county precincts 9 and 11, while 26-percent of voters
cast ballots in precinct 2. Registered voters in county precincts 1, 4,
and 5 who receive water and sewer services from the district voted by
mail using absentee ballots, county officials said.
The final ballot tally from Tuesday night is as follows:
Mike Holyoak 422 Gary Wilson 409 John Hartley 390 Lance Christie 384 Dan Holyoak 378 Al McLeod 370 Tom Stengel 367 Barb Morra 365 Dan Pyatt 329 Rex Tanner 305 Bill Love 298
Moab City residents reelected Kyle Bailey and Jeff
Davis to the Moab City Council. Bailey received 560 votes, while Davis
received 484 votes. Candidate Mark Bromley garnered 204 votes, placing
third in the race for two open seats.
Moab Mayor Dave Sakrison, who ran unopposed in this year’s election, was reelected to another four-year term.
In all, 696 ballots were cast in the city election,
representing 15.47 percent of the total registered voters within the
Moab city limits.
In Castle Valley, Damian Bollermann defeated Ron
Drake to become the town’s next mayor. Bollermann received 130 votes,
to Drake’s 75. Jim Lindheim and write-in candidate Ranna Bieschke were
elected to open seats on the Castle Valley Town Council.
Bollermann, Lindheim and Bieschke will serve four-year terms.
Bieschke and Ronald Mengel entered the race late as
write-in candidates after candidate Mark Webster withdrew his name from
the ballot two weeks before the election.
Castle Valley also elected two representatives –
David Vaughn and Ronald Mengel – to serve four-year terms as trustees
of the town’s Fire Protection District Board.
The Thompson Special Services District had three
open positions on a five-person board. The district is
responsible for supplying water to Thompson, Crescent Junction and the
rest area on I-70, according to district secretary Linda Fordham. The
results of the election are as follows:
LeeAnne Asay, 19 votes; Helen Davis, 11 votes; Mike Haechten, 10 votes.
Three write-in candidates received the following
votes: Alberta Taylor, 2; Steve Taylor, 1 vote; Brenda Rogers, 1 vote.
© 2005 Lisa J. Church