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3 OREM COUNCIL INCUMBENTS TO FACE CHALLENGERS

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Orem voters - at least 4,421 or 12 percent of the registered voters - chose to keep the incumbents and three challengers they've met in previous elections, according to the unofficial results released Tuesday just 45 minutes after the polls closed.

Judy Bell, Kelvin C. Clayton and Steven L. Heinz will square off in November with challengers Hans Verlan Andersen Jr., David Palfreyman and Michael J.S. Thompson.Andersen drew the highest percentage of the votes from the 30 districts with Bell, Clayton, Thompson, Palfreyman and Heinz coming in respective order after him. Defeated were Rob Schulthies, Joseph F. Ruffolo and Clinton Thatcher.

Andersen, a colorful, local radio personality and CPA, has used his program forum to call for radical changes in the city government. Thompson, a local attorney, echoes the views espoused by Andersen in calling for an end to government subsidies to business and for less intrusive government.

Palfreyman, a banker, currently serves on the planning commission.

Bell counts herself as a council member willing to take the time to study the issues and listen to the community. Clayton is adamant about maintaining the kind of government that has made Orem the No. 1 place to live in America. Heinz, a masonry contractor, said the primary results speak of good things about how the City Council has been representing Orem as a community.