Dr. Ed Redd has resigned his position as deputy director of the Bear River Health Department effective June 25. That’s just one day before the June 26 Republican primary election where Redd is on the ballot as a candidate for State Representative in District 4.
Redd says he learned that the Hatch Act prohibits the partisan political activity of individuals principally employed by state, county or municipal agencies that administer programs that are financed in whole or in part by loans or grants made by a U.S. government agency.
Redd says he decided to resign because running for state legislature is important to him.
“I think I have a lot to offer as far as experience,” Redd says. “I have a lot of perspectives that not everybody has because of my experience as a physician, especially working in public health, mental health, jail health. I’ve had a lot of different kinds of experiences.”
Redd is challenging incumbent Rep. David Butterfield in the primary. The winner of that race will face Democratic candidate Doug Thompson in the November general election.