<strong>LOGAN—</strong>It was his first venture into the political arena, and Dr. Ed Redd came out with a big win over incumbent District 4 Representative, David Butterfield, in Tuesday’s Republican Primary election.
Redd received 1,483 votes, which gave him a 58.8 percent to 41.2 percent edge over Butterfield who is competing the second year of his first-two year.
“I have a lot of respect for David Butterfield, especially after having been a candidate myself and understanding how this takes a part of your life away from you,” Redd said. “It was a really big challenge, and I have the utmost respect for anybody who would run for public office, having done this.”
The former private physician, who now serves as medical director for the Bear River Health Department as an independent contractor, was glad when it was over. Redd said he was not ready to breathe a sigh of relief until every vote was counted.
Redd said the campaign has been one of the most difficult things he has ever done, and he expressed thanks to all of his supporters. The Republican will meet Democrat Doug Thompson in the November general election.