Ward moves from city to county council consideration

In addition to the gubernatorial candidates on the primary ballot, it will also include two names for an open Cache County Council race. Casey Saxton and Karl Ward are running for the seat that retiring Corey Yeates is vacating.

On KVNU’s For The People program on Wednesday, host Jason Williams asked Ward that after his experience on the Logan City Council and Logan Planning Commission, what prompted him to run for a county seat?

“There are some very challenging things that we’re facing as a community,” Ward answered. “And I use the term ‘community’ as a holistic term (denoting) all of Cache Valley because really, we’re a little bit unique in that as a county, and as a valley we function in a synergistic way.

“So when I say ‘community’ I’m talking about all of us.”

Ward listed important issues facing the county including road issues, issues concerning a proposed water conservancy district, ongoing development in the county and infrastructure needs that need to be met.

Ward said he has been impressed with the cooperation between the city, county and other entities, which he would work to continue. Ward was on the committee that created the Cache County Emergency Medical Services.

“That was a collaborative effort and a great decision that was made years ago,” Ward explained, “to pull all the emergency services under one umbrella that is funded by all of the communities together. It provides ambulance services for Cache County.

“Right now in Hyrum they are building a new building to house an ambulance in Hyrum. We were able to do that with no new taxes.”

Ward’s opponent, Casey Saxton, will be a guest on a future For The People program.

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