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SUMMIT BALLOT WILL FEATURE HOUSE CONTEST, SCHOOL RACES

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Summit County voters will choose from among candidates for the state Legislature and members of local school boards in this week's election.

Candidates for two high-profile offices are unopposed:- Democrat Sheldon Richins, of Henefer, seeks a third term to the three-member commission. He will share duty with commissioners Jim Soter of Marion and Tom Flinders of Snyderville.

- In the state Senate, incumbent Lyle W. Hillyard, R-Logan, representing the Kamas and Coalville areas of Summit County, is unopposed.

In contested races:

- Snyderville Basin resident Ruth Wagner, a 64-year-old Democrat, is challenging incumbent David Ure for the area's House seat. Wagner is a part-time attorney; Ure, 44, is a Republican rancher from Kamas. District 53 includes Morgan and southern Rich counties in addition to Summit County.

- In the Park City School District - which encompasses Park City and the adjacent Snyderville Basin - only one of three incumbents has an opponent. Carol Murphy, an attorney, is being challenged by Gordon Ottley, director of the 2,000-member Utah Chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Workers. (David Chaplin and Nikki Lowry are unopposed).

- In the North Summit School District, centered in the Kamas Valley, retired schoolteacher and write-in candidate Grant Richins of Henefer opposes incumbent Ralph Jones, a self-employed businessman. Steve Jenkins of Hoytsville, Summit County's health director, and Philip Geary of Coalville, an Associated Foods worker, are unopposed.

- In the fast-growing South Summit School District, three seats are up for grabs. In the Francis-Woodland area, Lorie Pearce, a former school admissions secretary, challenges incumbent Rod Maxfield. Automobile auctioneer Kevin Page is challenging homemaker and incumbent Kathy Gordon for Kamas' seat. Oakley's position will go to either Kendell "Tiny" Woolstenhulme or Glen Jones; both men are local construction contractors.