Watts, Morrill advance to General Election

It will be Mike Morrill challenging incumbent Randy Watts in the November election for Logan mayor. Morrill said he was happy with how close he came to the incumbent in Tuesday’s primary, which saw a 9.6 percent turnout. Morrill pulled in 37.8 percent of the 2,327 votes cast for mayor, falling about 9 percent short of Watts’ 47 percent. Marc Haws and John P. Clay were eliminated from the race, pulling in 10 and 5.16 percent of the vote respectively. At City Hall Tuesday night, Morrill said he’s planning to ask Clay and Haws for their support in the General Election, but noted that with Haws — a Logan City employee — an endorsement might be difficult. He said, however, he was happy with the results. “It was closer than I expected it to be,” Morrill said. “I’m really happy with tonight.” Morrill and Haws were the only mayoral candidates who were at City Hall to watch the results come in. Also at City Hall were council candidates Holly Daines, Dean Quayle, Steven Stokes and Tony Wegener, all of whom will advance to the General Election. Quayle, who is sitting on the council now filling out the term left vacated earlier this year by Stephen Thompson, was the leading vote-getter, pulling in 29.27 percent (1,293) of the 4,418 council votes cast. Daines came in second place, with 28.04 percent of the vote. Wegener was the third-place candidate, and will need to make up ground as only the top two will win a seat on the council in November. “I really haven’t campaigned yet,” Wegener said Tuesday night. “I’m just going to get started. We’ll see what happens.” Quayle said he was pleased with the results though disappointed with the lackluster turnout which has become a trend in recent Logan municipal elections. He said he plans to continue visiting with people and talking to residents. “I’m very positive with the position of the city,” Quayle said. “I’ll just do my best to meet the responsibilities that have been given to me.” Chad Tilley (7.4 percent), Brandon Brown (2.13 percent) and Robert Horning (1.47 percent) were all eliminated from the race. The largest turnout in Logan, by far, came in the 29th precinct, which is the Cliffside neighborhood south of Mountain Road. Nearly 28 percent of registered voters there turned out to vote. The full details of the Logan vote, including breakdowns by precinct, can be found by

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