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TOOELE CAMPAIGN TO FOCUS ON GROWTH AND SERVICES

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Economic growth and municipal services promise to be the major issues in Tooele's mayoral campaign as incumbent Mayor George W. Diehl and businessman Harvey C. LeFevre square off for the next election round.

In Tuesday's primary Diehl won a place on the November ballot with more votes - 888 - than his two challengers combined. LeFevre collected 457 votes, enough to bump former city councilman Thomas R. Atkin out of the race.Unofficial results from Tooele's 21 precincts show Atkin with 410 votes.

Diehl campaigned on his record, citing tax cuts and economic growth as the highlights of his six years in office. He said his administration helped establish a Main Street redevelopment agency and lure a business park and shopping center to Tooele.

LeFevre addressed issues of water, municipal services and the administrative process. "I plan to have a hands-on approach," LeFevre said during the runoff campaign. He promised to get to know city employees and department heads and to listen to their concerns.

The challenger also said he would like to see more of Tooele's payroll checks plowed back into the local economy. Shopping money has been going elsewhere he said. If elected, he said he'll build on what the city already has and also promote tourism. One way to attract tourism, he said, is to improve the road over Butterfield Pass, east of town.

Diehl said he wants to trim city government costs, solve drug and crime problems and improve streets, parks and other recreation facilities.