Candidates Narrowed Down in Primaries; Election Set for Nov.

Candidates Narrowed Down in Primaries; Election Set for Nov.
Posted on 08/16/2017

Final candidates for two city council seats were selected during a primary election on Aug. 15.

On the morning of Aug. 29, the official count was as follows:

In the race for City Council Third District, Michael Hanson prevailed with 691 votes while Tali Bruce came in second (385 votes), only fifteen votes ahead of Tonia Dalton (369 votes). Hanson will face Bruce in the general election on Nov. 7 (in a previous posting, Dalton was ahead of Bruce, but as more votes were counted, Bruce took over the second place position).

In the Fourth District, Christine Mikell garnered 70 percent of the ballots cast 1164 votes), while Eric Kraan (267 votes) narrowly beat out Aaron Thomson (229 votes). Mikell will face Kraan in the November election.

Since only two mayoral candidates filed to run, no primary was necessary between Tim Hallbeck and Mike Peterson, who will face off against each other in the November election.

Cottonwood Heights utilized voting by mail for the primary and will use the same system for the Municipal Election on Nov. 7. Ballots will be mailed the week of Oct. 10. Voters may also cast ballots at county polling locations on Election Day, including Cottonwood Heights City Hall.

Locations and other election information may be found at  

 *These results are official  and were approved by the city election canvass on August 29, 2017.