September 15 primary election to pare candidates for November election
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A primary election on September 15 will pare a list of candidates for several offices in area communities.

In Monticello, three experienced business owners will face off in a race for Mayor. Incumbent Doug Allen is challenged by councilman Jeremy Hoggard and prior mayor Scott Pehrson. One will be eliminated in the primary election and the remaining two will meet in the November 3 general election.

In Blanding, six candidates filed to run for two four-year seats on the Blanding City Council. Four advance to the general election. Incumbents Charlie Taylor and Eric Grover are challenged by Robert Ogle, Jackie Jeppson, Mike Halliday and Kevin Averett.

The general election in November will feature these races, and additional races that do not require a primary election. In Bluff, there are more open seats than candidates for the Bluff Service Area Board.

The three candidates for mayor in Monticello (and additional candidates for city council) are scheduled to participate in a Meet the Candidates night tonight (Wednesday, September 9) at the San Juan County Commission Chambers. The event begins at 7 p.m.

Doug Allen is completing a four year term as mayor of Monticello, Prior to his service as mayor, Allen served for six years on the Monticello City Council. Allen also serves on a number of local, county and regional boards. Allen owns Blue Mountain Foods.

Jeremy Hoggard has served on the Monticello City Council for the past four years. He also is the president of the Monticello Chamber of Commerce. Hoggard owns Get Go Signs and Grafix.

Scott Pehrson served a four year term as mayor of Monticello from 2002 to 2005. He is the owner of Best Western Wayside Inn.

Candidates for Monticello City Council in the November general election include Brad Randall, Craig Leavitt, Tom Wigginton and Scott Frost.

Candidates for Blanding Mayor in the general election include incumbent Toni Turk and prior mayor Jim Slavens. Councilman David Johnson is unopposed for Blanding City Council.
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