Knuteson-Boyd announces 2019 re-election bid

Moab Mayor Emily Niehaus (left) and Moab City Council Member Tawny Knuteson-Boyd review documents at a council meeting on May 14. Photo by Carter Pape

Moab City Council Member Tawny Knuteson-Boyd told The Times-Independent on Friday, May 10 that she “will run for re-election” this November.

Knuteson-Boyd provided the update as an aside during a discussion about the city’s Planned Affordable Development ordinance, which is a goal to incentivize affordable housing development inside city limits.

Knuteson-Boyd said that she hoped the council would pass the legislation by the end of summer but that she first wanted input from newly hired Moab City Planner Nora Shepard on the plan, which has been developed over the course of years.

Knuteson-Boyd was elected in 2015, receiving the third most votes of the six candidates in the general election that year.

The filing period for candidates hoping to campaign in the upcoming elections is June 3 to June 7. Three council members will be elected this cycle; Knuteson-Boyd’s seat will be filled, along with the seats of council members Kalen Jones and Rani Derasary.

All elected city seats are at-large and city elections are non-partisan.

The Times-Independent will provide comprehensive coverage as election day, Tuesday, Nov. 5, draws closer.