While it’s early in the campaign process, it’s already been an interesting filing period for local elected positions prior to caucus, convention, and primary elections. People are interested in Kane County (and state) politics, and are throwing their hats into the ring!

For Kane County Commission Seat A, Republicans and Kanab residents Andy Gant and Shawna Cox are facing off.

Commission Seat B is more crowded with Republican Commission incumbent Jim Matson filing again, challenged by Tyler Cornell, Lara Clayson and Brent Chamberlain. Kane County resident and Democrat John Casperson has filed as well.

Kane County Sheriff Tracy Glover will run unopposed, as no one else filed for sheriff.

The Kane County Clerk/Auditor position has incumbent Karla Johnson being challenged by Keiren Chatterley.

For Kane County Attorney, incumbent Robert Van Dyke is being challenged by former Kanab City Attorney Van Mackelprang.

Assessor J. Ryan Maddux is running unopposed.

Kane School Board District 4 LoRal Linton is also running unopposed.

 Kane School Board District 5 is busier, with Joeie L. Harri, Betty Chamberlain and Brian C. Goulding vying for the seat.

Filing for statewide offices, starting with the Senate race to fill the seat being vacated by Sen. Orrin Hatch after serving for 42 years, were:

U.S. Senate

Samuel B. Parker, Jay Hiatt, Jeff Dransfield, Graig R. Bowden, Loy Brunson, Mike Kennedy, Tim Aalders, Mitt Romney, Tim Jimenez, Abe Lincoln Brian Jenkins, Torrey Jenkins, Mitchell Vice, Stoney Fonua, Jeremy Lewis Friedbaum, L’Capi Titus, Alicia Colvin, Larry Meyers, Reed C. McCandless, Larry Livingston, Joshua C. Lee, Jenny Wilson.

U.S. Second Congressional District

Randy Hopkins, incumbent Chris Stewart, Mary Burkett, Shireen Ghorbani, Jan Garbett, Ken Clark, Jeffrey Whipple

State House Representative District 73

Marsha M. Holland, Kelly Stowell, Phil Lyman

State School Board 14

Mark A. Huntsman

The local Republican Convention is April 20 at 6 p.m. at the Search and Rescue building at the Kanab Airport.

The Democratic Convention is set for April 7 at 10 a.m., but the location has not yet been determined.

The Primary Election is set for June 26 and the General Election is November 6.