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BANGERTER PRESS SECRETARY GARNERS MOST VOTES IN CENTERVILLE COUNCIL RACE

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A woman who serves as policy adviser and press secretary to Gov. Norm Bangerter tallied the greatest number of votes in Centerville's municipal election Tuesday.

The primary voting narrowed a field of 10 potential candidates to six, who will vie for three council spots in the November general election.Francine A. Giani, who advocates a greater partnership with the Utah Department of Community and Economic Development and formation of an economic development task force to increase economic development, received 532 votes, 165 more than the next contender.

Incumbent Councilman Michael B. Barton came in third in voting with 365 votes. He was narrowly beaten by Ken Brown, a newcomer to community politics who recently retired as an officer for Questar Corp., who received 367 votes.

In a pre-election statement, Brown advocated financing recreational facilities on a pay-as-you-go basis to avoid increasing taxes.

Barton supports funding of city parks to help reduce problems with the city's youth.

David P. Hirschi and Milton C. Green advanced to the general election with vote totals of 346 and 333. Hirschi, an attorney, supports planning for economic development and curbing new growth in the residential sector until existing demands for services are met.

Green, a retired contractor, said that although taxes are a burden to older citizens, recreation programs are needed for youth. He recommmended "prudent management" to fund the programs without raising taxes.

The candidate with the sixth most votes, Nelden Maxfield, is vice president and plant manager for Maxfield Candy Co. He is hoping to help curb the trend to higher taxes in the community.