The race for three school board seats has attracted the most attention in Davis County since the filing period for the 1988 election opened a week ago, with six candidates signed up for board positions.
The two county commissioners up for re-election both filed to run again Friday and thus far are unopposed.In the battle for seats in the state Legislature, one newcomer has joined two incumbents in filing for the eight representative slots and single senate seat coming open in the November election.
Incumbent Ray Briscoe, Bountiful, so far is unopposed in his bid for re-election to his District 1 Davis School Board seat.
Three candidates have filed for the Dist. 3 seat being vacated by incumbent Henry Heath, Fruit Heights, who has announced he will not run again. Filing so far are Stanley M. Gardner, Kaysville; J. David Potter, Farmington; and Edrice Christensen, Kaysville.
Two candidates, Shauna Nakaya and Dan R. Eastman, both Bountiful, have filed for the District 2 seat being vacated by incumbent and board president Sheryl Allen, who has also chose not to run again.
School board seats are non-partisan, so none of the candidates declared a party affiliation.
Incumbents Harold J. Tippetts, Farmington, and Glen E. Saunders, Clinton, both Republicans, filed to run again for their county commission jobs. Tippetts is running for a two-year term and Saunders a four-year term. No Democrats have filed yet, with April 15 the cutoff date.
On the state level, incumbents Rep. Henry Dickamore, R-South Weber, District 15; Rep. Stan Smedley, R-Bountiful, District 18; and Rep. Joe Hull, D-Hooper, Weber County, District 13, have filed to run again for their seats.
Don S. Redd, Farmington, is challenging incumbent Rep. Walt Bain, R-Farmington, for his District 17 seat. Redd is a Farmington City Council member, the same job Bain used to gain his political experience.
Other incumbents whose seats come up for election this fall and who have not filed yet include Rep. John P. Redd, R-Bountiful, District 20; Rep. Kim R. Burningham, R-Bountiful, District 19; Rep. Franklin W. Knowlton, R-Layton, District 16; Rep. Scott Holt, R-Syracuse, District 14; Rep. Joseph Hull, D-Hooper, Weber County, District 13; and Sen. Jack Bangerter, R-Bountiful, District 23.
Hull, the lone Democrat, is in a district that overlaps Davis and Weber counties and instead of filing with a county clerk, as the rest of the candidates do, files in the lieutenant governor's office.