Mel Brown

Even with more than 100 ballots still uncounted from last month's primary election, and one of the major state races just votes apart, Utah's Lt. Governor says his hands are tied and the votes will not be counted.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more:

165 completed ballots are sitting in the Summit County Clerk's office.  Summit County Clerk Kent Jones says he can't count them because they got there too late.   But it's possible some could have been mailed in time.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

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The challenger to Utah Representative Mel Brown, (R) Coalville, is hanging on to his lead in the Republican primary race for Utah House District 53.   The district covers parts of Summit, Daggett, Rich, Duchesne and Morgan counties.   On election night, Wilde finished ahead by 64 votes.  But Kent Jones, Summit County Clerk, indicated there could be some ballots that were mailed in time, but hadn't arrived yet.  On Friday, Jones said his office counted an additional 305 ballots and Mel Brown had moved ahead by seven votes.

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.

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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.

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.

Voters in Summit County have a good-sized roster of candidates to choose from in the 2014 elections for county, school board and state-wide offices.

As the filing window closed at 5 o'clock yesterday, the results showed - among other things - a large field of contenders running for a Park City school board seat, and also for County Auditor.

And while it looks like Representative Mel Brown wouldn't have any competition, a trio of challengers filed against him in the final hours Thursday. RIck Brough has more.