DRAPER — On Monday evening, Suzanne Harrison declared victory in her contest for an at-large position on the Salt Lake County Council.
By more than 31,000 votes or 10%, as of Monday night’s most recent vote count update, Democratic state representative Harrison was ahead of Republican incumbent Richard Snelgrove. Harrison pulled ahead by 16,000 votes on Wednesday, doubling her lead from the previous week.
Harrison said in a statement on Monday that it was “obvious from tonight’s results that Salt Lake County residents want to see the County Council move in a new direction.” “I appreciate Councilmember Snelgrove’s years of dedication to Salt Lake County. He spent time and effort helping our community, and he deserves our respect and appreciation.”
The Salt Lake County Council comprises nine people: three at-large members serving six-year terms as the county’s representatives and six district members elected to serve four-year terms as the county’s representatives in specific geographic areas. Through 2028, Harrison will hold the At-Large B seat for the county.
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Harrison said that elected officials “have a responsibility to focus on the problems important to residents” and emphasised her campaign’s “trying to help people” tenet.
Harrison said, “It is an enormous honour to have the chance to serve as your next Salt Lake County Councilmember, and I look forward to working with local, county, and state officials equally.” “It was important to me to address the problems that influence the lives of our families; thus, I initially decided to run for office. Together, we will fight to reduce living expenses, improve air quality, preserve water, and invest in resources to improve the quality of life for all Salt Lake County residents. I’m honoured to be of service to you, no matter where you’re from or what your zip code is.”