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Mid-term Election results
There was 76.52% voter turnout in Kane County for the 2018 Mid-term Election, with 2985 voters casting ballots. The county mirrored the state in most instances.
In the race for U.S. Senate, Mitt Romney had 2002 of the total votes cast in the county (2934) for 68.23%. Statewide Romney picked up 62.43% to win handily over Democratic candidate Jenni Wilson, who gathered 31.48% of the votes statewide, but only 24.27% (712) in Kane County. Romney will fill outgoing Senator Orrin Hatch’s seat in Washington.
In the Utah State House race for District 73, Phil Lyman won both Kane County (1842) and district-wide (8297) to Marsha Holland’s (1021) Kane County, (4063) in District 73.
Incumbent Chris Stewart had 2069 votes in Kane County (71.17%) and 122,531 (57.93%) in the race for U.S. Congressional District 2 to beat challenger Shireen Ghorbani, who had 759 votes in Kane County (26.11%) and 79,509 votes district wide (37.59%). Libertarian Jeffrey Whipple had 70 votes in Kane County and 9486 in the district.
In the race for Kane County Commission Seat B, Brent Chamberlain garnered 2164 votes to beat John Casperson, who picked up 708 votes.
Andy Gant had 2391 votes and will be the next Kane County Commissioner for Seat A, as he was unopposed.
In the only other challenged race locally, Brian Goulding edged Betty Chamberlain, 295-235, to retain his seat on the Kane County School Board in District 5.
Others running unchallenged and their vote totals were:
Assessor - J. Ryan Maddux - 2312
Attorney - Robert Van Dyke - 2312
Clerk/Auditor - Karla Johnson - 2355
Sheriff - Tracy Glover - 2476
Kane School Board District 4 - Loral Linton - 362
Non-binding Question 1 - Gas Increase for Public Education and Roads was voted down both locally - 2217-719, and statewide - 498,085 to 255,070.
Prop 2 - Medical Cannabis was voted down locally 1571-1318, but passed statewide, 404,138 to 356,086.
Prop 3 - Medicaid Expansion won both locally, 1430-1402, and statewide 403,986 to 342,859.
Prop 4 - Creation of an Independent Redistricting Commission went down in Kane County, 1581-1182, but passed by a slim margin statewide, 368,029 to 363,815.
The three Constitutional Amendments were the same locally and statewide.
• Amendment A- Modifies amount of time for active military members serving out of state to qualify for property tax exempton was 2069 for and 382 against locally, and 569,599 for and 157,113 against statewide.
• Amendment B - Tax exemption for property leased by government entity went down, 1956 to 754 locally, and 526,146 to 200,995 statewide.
• Amendment C - Allow legislature to convene special session passed 1853 for and 860 against locally, with 457,687 for and 264,132 against statewide.