Four trustees were elected Wednesday to positions in three water and sewer improvement districts and a recreation district in Salt Lake County.
In the Magna Water Co. and Improvement District election, Tom L. Bird was elected to a six-year term on the board of trustees.Bird, who received 640 votes, defeated Charles "Chick" Paris, an 18-year incumbent, who received 192 votes. Dr. Carl D. Clark received 383 votes.
District Manager Brent E. Huish said registered voters turned out in larger numbers for the election, which normally attracts 700 to 800 people.
Ethan L. Woodbury was elected to a six-year term a Granger-Hunter Improvement District trustee.
He will fill a position being vacated by E. Vern Breeze, who did not seek re-election, said Boyd N. Simper, district clerk and controller. Simper said only 332 votes were cast in the district, which has about 25,000 connections and an annual budget of approximately $10 million.
Other candidates and their votes: Duane R. Moss, 38; Cheryl M. Wilson, 20; and write-in candidates, Nelsen Petersen, 2 votes; Carl Andra (presently a trustee), 1 vote.
Kearns Improvement District, which serves Kearns and part of the Oquirrh Shadows subdivision in West Jordan, announced unofficial vote returns.
Incumbent candidate Royce Gibson is the unofficial winner with 278 votes, said Pam Gill, a district secretary.
Other candidates and their unofficial vote totals: Ronald Milar, 39; Glenn Reeves, 42; and Beverley Taylor, 81.
David Howick was elected to a one-year board term in Salt Lake County Service Area No. 1, a recreation district that provides swimming and tennis for adults and children in Kearns.
Ralph E. Hoggan received 75 votes; Glenn T. Reeves, 30; and Owen A. Rushton, 75.