Candidates are starting to step forward to fill the seats that will be vacated by retiring State representatives Curt Webb, R-District 5, and Ed Redd, R-District 4. On Monday, Cache County Republican Party Chair Casey Snider announced his intentions to run for the District 5 seat. Wednesday, Cache County Council Chair Greg Merrill announced his intentions to run for the District 4 seat.
Merrill, a Logan businessman, has served on the Cache County Council representing District 3 for the past five years and was its chairman for the last two years.
Merrill, a Republican, is a founding partner in Media Services Group, the largest media brokerage/merger company in the United States. He has lived in Logan for 49 years and has helped many clients in their acquisitions and sales of media properties.
He is also multi-property owner, which he says helps him better understand and appreciate the challenges facing our community and neighborhoods.
“I think the major challenges for the state of Utah, and areas that I have some expertise in having spent 35 years in business, is making sure that Utah continues to be a business-friendly state,” says Merrill. “I think it’s important that we grow our existing local businesses, because as we grow those businesses it will help be conducive to better jobs for not only us here now but also for generations to come.”
By serving on the county council, Merrill says he sees a need to make sure the needs of the citizens are being met. He says he wants to follow in the footsteps of Ed Redd in studying the issues, listening to all sides and making decisions that are best for District 4 citizens.