Challenger tops South Jordan mayor by 100 votes, canvass reveals
SOUTH JORDAN — Dave Alvord was announced as South Jordan's mayor-elect Tuesday after official results from the city's municipal election canvass revealed he defeated incumbent Scott Osborne by 100 votes.
Preliminary results were too close to call on Election Day, showing Alvord just 19 votes ahead of Osborne.
City Council candidates Don Shelton and Christopher Rogers also ousted incumbents in the District 3 and District 5 races, respectively.
The South Jordan City Council released the official results at Tuesday's meeting.
"This election was very close, and it is a testament to the concept that every vote counts," Alvord said in a prepared statement. "The high turnout is an indication that South Jordan's residents really care about their city."
Alvord, a dental surgeon and owner of Oquirrh Mountain Dental, ran a campaign sympathizing with small-business owners and promising to keep taxes low for residents. He is an "unabashed conservative," according to his campaign website.
Supporters flocked to Alvord's social media pages Tuesday to congratulate the new mayor. He will be sworn in Jan. 7.
Osborne was appointed in 2012 to serve out the remaining two years in outgoing mayor W. Kent Money's term.
— McKenzie Romero
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