Candidates set for federal, state, and local elections
The filing period has closed for a host of elections that will be contested on November 3.
The races range from President of the United States down to local school board elections, with a host of federal, state, and county races in between.
Three county residents are seeking a spot on the San Juan County Commission.
Incumbent Bruce Adams, a Republican who has served on the Commission since 2005, seeks another four-year term on the commission.
He is challenged by Republican Cheryl Bowers and United Utah Party candidate Monette Tangren Clark.
Bowers serves on the Blanding City Council, while Clark is a resident of Spanish Valley.
Republicans Logan Boyd and Rick Meyer have filed to run for San Juan County Assessor.
They seek to replace Incumbent Greg Adams, who is stepping down as Assessor after his term is completed.
Incumbent David Carpenter seeks another term as San Juan County Recorder. He will be challenged by Cindi Holyoak. Both candidates are Republicans.
Running unopposed for another term are County Surveyor Sam Cantrell and County Treasurer Glenis Pearson.
In non-partisan elections, three incumbents seek another term on the San Juan School Board. Lori Maughan, Merri Shumway, and Steve Black will be facing their third race since 2016.
The positions were involved in the special election called in 2018 after the voting districts were redrawn.
The two current representatives in the Utah State Legislature seek another term in office.
Republican David Hinkins is unopposed for another term in the Utah State Senate.
In the Utah House of Representatives, Blanding resident Phil Lyman seeks a second term.
Lyman will be opposed in the general election by Democrat Aaron Brewer, who is also a Blanding resident.
In statewide offices, 17 candidates seek to replace Gary Herbert as Governor of Utah, including eight Republicans and six Democrats.
A number of the Republican candidates for Governor have visited San Juan County during the early stages of the campaign.
Congressman John Curtis faces five challengers for his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In several cases, the Republican Party will pare the candidates through the convention and primary processes.
Neighborhood caucuses, initially scheduled in March, were “postponed” and may be delayed for a long period of time.
Officials said it is likely that delegates who served in 2018 will be used for the county and state conventions. They hope to hold “virtual” conventions.
April 7 is the date that has been set for the County Republican Convention.
The State Convention is still set for April 25. Officials state they are still working out the details.
Several candidates are collecting signatures that will allow them to bypass the convention system and move directly to the party primary.
The petition of commission candidate Bruce Adams has been submitted and approved.
Cheryl Bowers was collecting signatures, but they had not been submitted as of the press deadline.
San Juan County Clerk John David Nielson said the deadline for the signatures is Wednesday, March 25.
Several of the Republican candidates for Governor are also collecting signatures.