Mayor King and councilwoman Gerberg retain their council seats

Grant BakerBrian AdamsSandy residents made choices in five local elections Tuesday, giving four people a chance to shape the city’s future on the City Council and adding more land to the city.

The latest count of ballots shows that Brian Adams and Grant Baker are heading toward victories in their contested elections for council seats.

Mayor Bill King and councilwoman Olga Gerberg were unopposed, and easily return to the council.

The annexation measure that was on Sandy ballots is receiving a thumbs-up vote, adding about 20 acres to the city.

Reported votes will be updated as more results are available from the county.

Allen, Adams, Davis vie

The three-way race for this seat, being vacated by Dave Beitler, was the most spirited of the local races.

Voters must have recognized the skills of the top two vote getters, giving Adams 1,509 votes or 54.8 percent, in the latest count, while Allen received 869 votes or 31.5 percent. Davis came in third, with 378 votes or 13.7 percent.

Two of the candidates, Adams and Allen, have significant involvement in city affairs, both have been on or are on the city’s Planning Commission. And their participation doesn’t stop there.

Baker challenges Moyer

The race for this City Council seat, currently held by Phil Moyer, was definitely experience vs. youth and voters appear to prefer youth.

In the latest count, 1,637 voters or 63.1 percent preferred Baker, and 956 voters or 36.9 percent chose Moyer for the leadership position.

Moyer, a retired manager in emergency services, was asking for his third four-year term on the council.

Baker, a local business owner, ran for the seat without any prior experience in governmental affairs, but a lot of enthusiasm and love for the city.

Mayor King re-elected

Mayor Bill King, who began his public service at the top, defeating longtime Mayor Linda Malone two years ago, apparently has gained the respect of Sandy residents. Early ballot returns in his unopposed “race” for two more years guiding the city show 2,716 voters or 100 percent in favor of giving King two more years leading the city.

Gerberg earns four years

Olga Gerberg, who served the past four years on the Sandy City Council, says the volunteer job is the best way to learn more about the city and keep up with what is happening in her hometown.

Ballot returns in her unopposed “race” show 2,187 voters or 100 percent in favor of her continuing.

NW Sandy annexation

The nearly 20 acres of land to be annexed to the city includes three parcels of land. The annexation request is from 4-J Land Company and the Kampa Lane LLC.

Ballot returns by press time included 2,316 in favor of the land addition and 1,277 voting against the proposal.

All three parcels are adjacent to parcels of land already in the city, and all are inside the city’s urban growth boundary.

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