House District 53

Three races for the Utah Legislature affect Summit County. The campaign finance reports handed in by the candidates show some remarkable differences. Rick Brough has more.

The representative from District 53 in the Utah House represents parts of Jeremy Ranch, Kimball Junction, Silver Springs and Sun Peak, as well as Eastern Summit County, and rural counties, such as Morgan Rich and Duchesne. The two candidates running for that seat - Ray Worthen and Mel Brown - answered questions at Monday's KPCW - Park Record 2014 Election Forum. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Veteran Utah lawmaker Mel Brown is asking to be elected again to represent House District 53. He's got a multi-county district that is primarily rural, and he says representing rural Utah is a paramount concern. Rick Brough has more.

Morgan County resident Ray Worthen, the Democratic contender for House District 53, admits he has an uphill fight against incumbent Mel Brown. But he says the voters need to hear an alternative, and a voice should be raised against the GOP dominance of the legislature. Rick Brough has more.

Long-time Utah legislator Mel Brown spoke last week to the County Republican convention, discussing challenges for the state legislature and a long-term challenge for the state. Rick Brough has more.

While Summit County's GOP plan to meet later last week, Coalville Republican Mel Brown, who represents House District 53, has two challengers within the party. One of those is Morgan City resident Blaine Hone, who says that Brown has done a good job, but leans too much toward the mainstream, as with education. Rick Brough has more.

Incumbent GOP Representative Mel Brown only has one Democratic challenger in his re-election bid for House District 53. That is Morgan County resident Ray Worthen. Rick Brough has more.

John Zimmerman is a Wanship resident who ran against his fellow Republican, Mel Brown, for the House District 53 seat two years ago. Now he's doing it again. Rick Brough has more.