Cache Republicans gathering to vote on candidates

Candidates for county, state and federal offices are all expected to be in attendance at the Cache County Republican Convention slated to start at 6 p.m. Friday, April 30 at the Mount Logan Middle School.County GOP Chairman David James says he expects a lot of people will attend, and encourages people to arrive as early as 5 p.m. to meet the candidates. In addition to races for the U.S. Senate, Congress and the governor’s race, James says delegates to the county convention will be voting in two different races for Cache County.One race pits incumbent Cache County Recorder Michael Gleed against his challenger Stanley R. Palmer. The other race is between incumbent District 5 Representative Curt Webb and his opponent Chuck Bateman.James says candidates can avoid an intra-party primary by garnering enough votes at the convention.”So with only two candidates they have only one shot,” James explains. “If you get over 70-percent then you’re the nominee. If you don’t get over 70-percent then it goes to a primary.”There are also two candidates seeking to replace outgoing District 4 Representative Fred Hunsaker and they are David Butterfield and Teresa Theurer. Because the district covers both Cache and Rich counties, James says, the vote will be taken at the state Republican Convention on May 8.

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