Early voting started Tuesday in six Northern Utah communities that will require a primary election to narrow the field of candidates. The primary election will be held on Tuesday, August 13.
In Logan, Mayor Randy Watts is seeking a third four-year term and he is being challenged by Cache County Councilmember Craig Petersen and Logan Community Block Grant Coordinator James Olson. There is no primary election for the Logan municipal council race.
Mayoral primary elections will also be held in Hyrum, Nibley and Perry. In Hyrum, councilmember Stephanie Miller, Bryan Larsen, Cody Jon Hugie, and Patricia Hansen hope to replace outgoing mayor Dean Howard. In Nibley, councilmembers Thayne Mickelson and Carrie Cook have filed along with Shawn Dustin to replace Gerald Knight. And in Perry, councilmember Karen Cronin, Stephen Francis and David R. Daniels are running to replace Jerry Nielsen.
Perry is also holding a primary election for city council with eight candidates running to fill two seats: Brady Lewis, Bruce E. Lyon, Maurice Roche, Earl Pannebaker, Bill Price, Boyd F. Montgomery, Esther Montgomery, and Toby K. Wright.
In Smithfield, a primary election will be held for two city council seats. Those running for office include incumbents Barbara Kent and Kris Monson as well as Curtis Wall, Dwight Peterson, Jeffry Gittins, Kathryn Larsen, and Joshua Peterson.
A primary election will also be held in Brigham City for their city council. The August 13 primary will narrow down the list of five candidates (Becky Maddox, Lee Johnson, DJ Bott, Tom Peterson and Dean Lester) down to four.
Residents in those communities are encouraged to contact their respective city offices for details about early voting.