Two Democrats are seeking a seat on the Box Elder County Commission.
Darald Fuller, a former game warden and commercial pilot for the Utah State Fish and Game Commission, will face Cleon Summers, a dairy farmer, in the primary election.Fuller, born and raised in Tremonton, is now retired and said, "I will be able to be a full-time commissioner.
"I'm a conservative who cares about Box Elder County and the people. I would work to curb unnecessary taxes and spending in order to protect people. I will look at county employees' wages and responsibilities. I will work for harmony in a three-man county commission. I will work to bring industry and jobs into the county. I will work to try and correct the Recreational Vehicle Tax that was imposed on us in 1987," said Fuller.
Fuller has served 20 years in the Scouting program, receiving the Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver Award. He currently serves as special events chairman.
For three years he served as president of the Box Elder Fair and Rodeo. He's been a leader and supporter of the 4-H program. "I always felt if I could save a kid, I was accomplishing quite a thing," said Fuller.
He has also been president of the Ogden Area Square Dance Association and a director of the State Square Dance Association. In 1986 he was vice president of the Utah Rocky Mountain Rodeo Association.
Fuller and his wife, Vera, have three children and nine grandchildren.
Summers said, "I would like to keep the county a place where our children can afford to live.
"I can disagree without being disagreeable. I will work along with the other county commissioners. I don't favor rolling back taxes, because good programs would have to go with it. I will help to see that things run smoother."
Summers was born and raised in Bothwell. He attended Utah State University, has been a farmer and now owns and operates a 150-cow dairy. "I'm proud to say I have hired over 400 students to help in the dairy."
Summers has coached young men's basketball and baseball teams. He has been a member of the Box Elder County Posse, director of the horse racing committee for the Box Elder County Fair, director of the ditch company, and served as president and secretary of the East Tremonton Sewer District.
Summers' first wife, Geraldine, died in 1984. They had five children and six grandchildren. He and his second wife, Jolene, are raising a 5-year-old boy.