22 local residents file to run for office during busy ‘24 election year

by David Boyle
News Director
A total of 22 San Juan County residents filed for election last week in what will be a busy election year in the county.
Three non-partisan seats are up for election on the San Juan School Board for four-year terms.
School District seat 1 includes all of Monticello, and LaSal, and other parts of the county
Candidates for School District 1 include Fritz Lloyd Pipkin Jr. and Ron Nielson, incumbent Lori Maughan will not seek re-election,
School District seat 4 includes the east side of the county south of 491 including Aneth, some of Montezuma Creek, and Eastland.
Candidates for School District 4 include Lucille Cody, and Luanita M. Etsitty, incumbent Steven Black will not seek re-election.
Incumbent representative Nan Barton was the only candidate to file for School District 2, which includes the north part of Blanding.
With County Commissioner Bruce Adams not filing for re-election five residents in Commission District 1 have filed for election to a four-year term.
Commission District 1 includes Spanish Valley, LaSal, Monticello, and parts of Blanding
Candidates for Commission District 1 include Doug Allen, Lloyd L. Wilson, Lori Maughan, Erik Merlin Grover, and Cheryl Bowers. All five candidates have registered with the Republican party.
San Juan County residents will also select four county-wide positions to four-year terms.
Candidates for the County Assessor include Incumbent Republican Rick D. Meyer, Republican challenger William McFarland, and Libertarian challenger Randy E. Rarick.
Candidates for County Recorder include Incumbent Republican Cindi Holyoak, Democratic challenger Stacey Steele, and Democratic challenger Scott Christensen.
Candidates for County Treasurer include Incumbent Republican Glenis B. Pearson, and Republican challenger Vint DeGraw.
Incumbent Republican Bradley D. Bunker was the sole candidate to file for County Surveyor.
Two San Juan County residents filed to represent Utah State House District 69.
The seat includes San Juan, Grand, Kane, Wayne, Garfield, and parts of Emery County.
Davina Smith is the sole Democratic Party candidate for the seat, fellow San Juan County resident Logan James Monson is one of three Republican candidates for the seat, with Lynn Jackson of Grand County and Douglas K Heaton of Kane County also running for the seat.
District 69 has been represented by county resident Phil Lyman. The Incumbent Republican will not seek re-election of that seat, but will be seeking the nomination for Governor of the state. Lyman is one of five Republican candidates for Governor including Incumbent Spencer J. Cox, Scott Robbins, T Carson Jorgensen, and Sylvia Miera Fisk.
San Juan County residents will also be voting for State Senate representative, state school board, as well as Federal House of Representatives, Senate, and President of the US in 2024.

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