Municipal elections are November 3
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Voters in local communities will make their way to the polls on November 3 for municipal elections. A large number of candidates will give voters a choice in the voting booth.

In Monticello, two familiar faces will vie for the office of Mayor. Incumbent Doug Allen seeks a second term in office. Allen, a business owner, has been involved in city government for the past decade as a member of the city council and as mayor. In addition, Allen serves on a variety of local and regional boards, including the Southeast Association of Local Governments board and the San Juan Health Service District Board.

Allen will be challenged by Jeremy Hoggard, a current member of the Monticello City Council. Hoggard is completing a four year term on the city council, where he has been involved in economic development and with the victems of mill tailings committee. He is a business owner and serves as president of the Monticello Chamber of Commerce.

Three local residents seek two four-year positions on the Monticello City Council. Incumbent Brad Randall is completing his first term on the city council. He is joined in the race by Craig Leavitt, who has served a previous term on the city council, and Tommy Wiggington, who seeks his first elected office.

Incumbent Scott Frost was the only candidate to apply for a two-year seat on the Monticello City Council. However, businessman Michael Martin has initiated a write-in candidacy for the position.

In Blanding, it is a race between two prior mayors for the mayoral position. Incumbent Toni Turk is seeking his second term as mayor in Blanding. A retired educator, Turk has been involved in a number of activities while mayor. He is challenged by previous Mayor James Slavens, a retired businessman who completed a previous term as mayor roughly a decade ago.

Four Blanding residents seek two four-year position on the Blanding City Council. Incumbents Erik Grover and Charlie Taylor are joined on the ballot by challengers Mike Halliday and Robert Ogle.

David Johnson is unopposed for a two-year position on the Blanding City Council.

Polls open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, November 3 and remain open until 8 p.m. Polling locations are at the Monticello and Blanding city offices.

Early voting is possible until election day at the city offices.

Several open positions on the Bluff Service Area will remain unfilled after there were fewer candidates than open positions.
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