LOGAN — Craig Buttars and Michael Gleed both won their county races in Tuesday night’s Republican Primary election. While the results in the Treasurers’ race are so close a winner has yet to be officially called.
Craig McAllister currently leads Denise Lindsay by just 124 votes with 107 provisional ballots yet to be verified and counted. McAllister said it proves the saying, “Every vote counts.”
McAllister said, “I’m delighted, I’m ecstatic but at the same point, we gotta wait maybe till July 8, till we really know the final outcome.”
McAllister said at least he can have a smile on his face while he currently leads Lindsay. There will still be some concern in the back of his mind though, until the vote is finalized, in two-weeks.
In Tuesday’s other races, incumbent Michael Gleed received 57 percent of the votes, beating Bradley White who earned 42 percent. He will continue to serve as the county recorder for six-years more years.
In the county executive race, Buttars defeated Boyd Pugmire earning 58 percent of the votes, compared to 41 percent. Buttars said he is grateful to have the race over with and has become friends with his opponent.
Buttars said there is a lot of transition ahead, as he prepares to take the place of current county executive Lynn Lemon.
“I will be spending a lot of time here with the county executive,” said Buttars. “I’m sure that the learning curve will be steep but I will be spending time here and doing as much preparation as I can to take over after the first of the year.”
In January, Lemon announced he would not be seeking re-election after serving the last 20 years.
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