Palmer: bring in new enthusiasm to Recorder’s Office

As the challenger to fellow Republican incumbent Cache County Recorder Michael Gleed, Stanley Palmer was hoping to get the needed 30 percent of the delegate votes to force a Primary election between the two candidates. Palmer ended up with 46 percent of the vote compared to Gleed’s 54 percent. Palmer, who has 35 years experience as owner of two different title companies, says he is excited and believes he has a good chance of defeating Gleed. Gleed has been in the Recorder’s office for 40 years with 32 years spent as recorder. Palmer admitted after the vote on Friday that Gleed has done a good job. “But I’ve never believed that when we are asked to vote every four years that we are asked to be a rubber stamp to keep people in so they have a job for life,” Palmer said. “I believe the reason we vote every four years is to bring people in with new enthusiasm, people with new and creative approaches to the Recorder’s Office, and just basically a new face to look at.” A second Primary race will involve incumbent Republican District Five Representative Curt Webb and his challenger Chuck Bateman, who got 39 percent of the vote compared to Webb’s 61 percent at Friday’s Cache County Republican convention.

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