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Preliminary results indicate Gwen Brown for Kane County Commission Seat C, mail-ins pending

With Utah’s primary elections mostly wrapping up on the evening of June 25, 2024, the preliminary results are in, pending only mail in ballots and some votes yet to be cured. As such, the results are still unofficial, and these outcomes could yet be altered - though such a turnaround would be atypical for Kane County.

Two of the electoral races were specific to Kane County - County Commission seat C and School Board District 1 - and the results from the Kane County Clerk’s Office also shared Kane County’s votes in state-scale primaries as well. The Commission seat race was particularly close, with candidates Gwen Brown and incumbent Wade Heaton rarely showing a difference of more than 100 votes. Upon the final unofficial results on the morning of June 26, Brown was in the lead by about three percent, a difference of 45 votes. It is possible, though unlikely given Kane County’s voting history, for Heaton to receive enough votes to make up the difference through mail-in ballots yet to be delivered or ballots in the curing process.

Kane County also tentatively elected John C. Reese for Kane County School Board District 1, leading runner-up Mitchell Glazier by about 13 percent, a difference of 56 votes.

In state races, Kane County voted neck-and-neck for governor and lieutenant governor, with Cox/Henderson receiving 49 percent of Kane County’s vote and Lyman/Clawson receiving 51 percent - the state-level primary for Governor was close statewide early in the evening, though as the more heavily populated counties began reporting in, Cox pulled ahead. As of the morning of June 26, Cox/Henderson were ahead by about 43,000 votes, a difference of 13 percent.

For the Senate seat, Kane County voted for John Curtis, who led runner-up Trent Staggs by 171 votes, a difference of nine percent, a trend shown decisively statewide, where Curtis lead Staggs by 65,311 votes, a difference of 21 percent. Kane County voted mostly in favor of Celeste Maloy for Congress, with Maloy taking 197 votes over opponent Colby Jenkins, a difference of about 10 percent; a result mirrored in the statewide elections, where Maloy led Jenkins by 2,892 votes, about four percent.

In general, Kane County voted in-step with the rest of the state on Attorney General, State Auditor and House District 69; with Derek Brown taking Attorney General, Tina Cannon winning State Auditor and Logan James Monson taking House 69.

As stated above, these results are tentative to allow for mail-in voting and ballot curing to be processed appropriately. Election day results have generally been accurate predictors of the final results in Utah and in Kane County specifically, though there have been exceptions that prove a candidate reversing their respective race is possible. Official results will be available after July 9.




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