The next few weeks will be exciting for residents of Carbon and Emery counties as local and state elections ramp up and will conclude with the Nov. 4 election. While many seats are up for grabs, it is our duty as residents of the state and the country to let our voices be heard. With our collective voices, changes can be made. Keeping ourselves informed about the issues is equally paramount as we contemplate the solutions that must be made to keep our local area and state heading in the right direction.
Many voices were heard on Monday as Carbon County meet the candidates night took place at the Tuscan Event Center before a very large crowd.
“This is the biggest turnout I have ever seen,” said incumbent Carbon County Commissioner Jae Potter to his opponent Daniel Butler before both presented their platforms and answered questions.
Approximately 150-200 residents attended the event to listen to elected officials and those wishing to claim a political seat in this year’s election. The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce conducted and emceed the event.
We urge you to read the ETV10 Newspaper election guide thoroughly and stay informed on what our political leaders are saying and what changes their challengers are recommending. The guide will appear in this week’s newspaper edition.
A broadcast of the Carbon County meet the candidates night will also air every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. on ETV Channel 10, beginning Oct. 10. The broadcast will continue to run until the election.
If you are not a registered voter, go to www.voter.utah.gov. Be involved, vote and let your voice be heard on Tuesday, Nov. 4.