Jerry Rechtenbach, who was appointed as Taylorsville's mayor earlier in 2013, got 38 percent of the vote to set up an Election Day showdown with Larry Johnson, who received 42 percent. The one open City Council seat will be filled by either Ken Acker or Daniel Jon Armstrong in November.
Orem was a hot election, with 13 candidates vying for three City Council seats and four running for mayor. As of press time, more than 78 percent of the votes had been reported on the city's website.
Chris Nichols and Richard Brunst will likely advance in the mayoral race. Tom Mcdonald, Mary Street, Brent Summer, Wayne Burr, Sharon Price Anderson and David Spencer look to be the City Council candidates.
Provo Mayor John Curtis received 84 percent of the vote after one term in office. Either Jason Christensen or Howard Stone — separated by 27 votes — will advance to the general election. David Sewell, Ryan Frandsen, Stephen Hales and Sterling Beck moved on to the general election as candidates for two City Council seats.
Lehi Mayor Bert Wilson advanced to the general election with 58 percent of the vote. Mail-in and provisional ballots will determine whether Jim Hewitson, (17 percent) or Steven Anderson (16 percent) will challenge the incumbent mayor. In the City Council races, voters selected Stephen Holbrook, Paul Hancock, Kaye Collins and Chris Condie as their Election Day candidates.
Layton Mayor Steve Curtis decided not to seek re-election after two terms in office. He will be succeeded by either Bob J. Stevenson (36 percent) or Jory Francis (25 percent), the top vote-getters in Tuesday's primary. City Council candidate Thomas Day was the top vote-getter at nearly 23 percent, followed by Barry Flitton, Mike Bouwhuis and Joy Petro. Pending provisional and mail-in ballots, candidate Dawn Fitzpatrick, within 75 votes of Petro, may have a shot at a seat.
In Syracuse, Mayor Jamie Nagle withdrew her candidacy in June, leaving three candidates. Travis Jackson was edged out by Terry Palmer and Douglas Peterson. City Council candidates Michael Gailey, Brian Duncan, Allen Lowry and Gary Pratt also advanced to the general election. Candidate Daniel Schuler was within nine votes of Pratt.
Sunset Mayor Chad Bangerter did not run for re-election, opening the door for Beverly K. Macfarlane and Ryan Furniss to seek the office on Election Day.
Roy Mayor Joe Ritchie was challenged by Willard Cragun and Joshua Hoggan. Just a year and a half ago, Hoggan was arrested and jailed for his part in a bomb plot during an assembly at Roy High School.
Ritchie made it through with 53 percent of the vote in Tuesday's primary election and will face Cragun, who received nearly 42 percent of the vote, in November. Hoggan received less than 5 percent of the vote.
In Ogden, Marcia L. White and Stephen D. Thompson will compete in November for a seat on the City Council.
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