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Eight candidates here will ask primary-election voters Tuesday which of the six among them should advance to the general election.

Only one incumbent is running; Merlynn Newbold and Jack Peck didn't file for re-election.Incumbent Thomas Christensen, 38, is an attorney and former planning commissioner who wants to preserve South Jordan as "a place of quality, beauty and economic stability."

Roy Harward, 31, is a financial analyst for Teltrust Inc. The argument surrounding the city's decision to support a Bangerter Highway intersection at 9800 South prompted Harward to get involved.

Mary Lynn Liddiard, 56, teaches third grade at Jordan Ridge Elementary and considers herself one of the city's "old-timers," having lived in the area for 27 years. Liddiard served on the Planning Commission from 1978 to 1982.

Bradley Marlor, 37, also was inspired to run after seeing the way officials handled the 9800 South intersection situation. He also would increase impact fees and place a moratorium on growth.

Kenneth Keown, 48, is privately employed selling insurance and wants to make sure city growth slows. "We want to make sure we're doing it right and remembering our roots."

Kevin Romph, 45, owns an Arctic Circle franchise and is chairman of the Planning Commission. "If we can't pay for it, we shouldn't be growing at the pace we are."

Russell David Smith, 30, is an information analyst with Utah's Department of Human Services who wants to better represent the people. "I've attended a meeting or two and was pretty discouraged about how the council interacted with the citizens," he said.

Richard Warne, 42, of the Utah Municipal Risk Management Association, is a former city administrator who says officials need to ensure that South Jordan's growth pays for itself and make the best use of all financial resources.