There will be two primary election races for the Cache Republican Party after hundreds of delegates cast their votes Friday at the Cache County Republican Convention.With a 95-percent turnout among delegates (one of the highest ever, Party Chair David James said), the races for the Cache County Recorder and Utah House District 5 will both see primary elections on June 22. In the Cache County Convention, a candidate in a contested race must receive 70 percent of delegates votes to avoid a primary.So, in the Cache County Recorder race, incumbent Michael Gleed (54 percent of the delegate vote) will face off against Stan Palmer (46 percent of the vote) and incumbent House District 5 Rep. Curt Webb (61 percent) will meet challenger Chuck Bateman (39 percent.) Bateman, a man who has said he’s had no particular problem with Webb’s service in the Legislature, but feels he needs to be in the statehouse for “what’s to come,” said he’ll start working on his primary campaign Saturday.”I’m pleased to be on the ballot and now the second round of work begins to reach out to the people at large,” Bateman said. “What we’ve got ahead of us in the future is nothing like this generation has ever seen.”Webb, however, said he’s disappointed in the result.”You know that 70 percent is a high mark and we’re one of the few counties that has that,” Webb said. “I’m disappointed … We know going in that the likelihood of a primary is high.”Webb said he visited with nearly ever single delegate, and that was a valuable process for him. Strategizing for the next phase of the campaign will start Saturday, he said.
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