Voters choose Sloan, Stocks
Mail-in ballots boost turnout

In the primary election for Grand County Attorney, Christina Sloan and Stephen Stocks took the top two slots and will face off in November. Sloan received 1,076 votes and Stocks received 662 votes. Steven Byers received 589 votes in the Tuesday, June 26 race. There was 49 percent voter turnout based on numbers provided by the Grand County Clerk/Auditor’s office. Voter turnout has been higher since the county switched to a vote-by-mail system, county staff said, though the primary election turnout tends to be lower than turnout for the general election.

In the Republican primary for State House 69, incumbent Christine Watkins received 64.4 percent of the vote, beating opponent Jae Potter, according to state election figures.

John Curtis, the former mayor of Provo, won the Republican primary for the 3rd Congressional District and will face Democrat James Courage Singer for the House of Representatives seat in the November election. Curtis won the district after Jason Chaffetz resigned in June 2017. In the recent primary, he won against the more conservative challenger Chris Herrod. Curtis took 75 percent of the vote and Herrod took 25 percent.