After a busy week for the Heber City election tabling that brought three candidates for mayor and eight for council, the ballot has now shrunk considerably.
Summit Contractors owner and planning commission member Dave Richards dropped out of the mayoral race last week.
His removal leaves incumbent Kelleen Potter, who is now finishing her first term, and City Councilor Heidi Franco in the running.
Earlier this month, declared candidate Corey Kent Berg withdrew from the council race. City officials told KPCW that on Thursday Robert Heywood and Lillian Bradley had given up. Jim Harper also told KPCW he will not be running.
Bradley’s experience is with nonprofit organizations. She has spent nearly a decade managing them to support health and humanitarian causes locally and in Africa.
Harper is a founder and owner of several companies. He told the KPCW that he decided not to show up because it was ânot the right timeâ for him.
Berg and Heywood are developers for the Ritchie Group in Salt Lake City.
Along with the mayors, the Tuesday November 2 poll will include four names for two city council seats: Yvonne Barney, incumbent Wayne Hardman, Bryce Hoover and Scott Phillips.
Barney is a member of the Friends of Heber Valley nonprofit and past president of Wasatch District Advancement for the Boy Scouts of America.
Hardman is in his first term on the board and has experience with the Utah Transit Authority and the US military. He also served on the first Wasatch County Council, formed in 2001. It was for a two-year term.
Hoover is a medical laboratory scientist at Heber Valley Hospital and has lived in Heber City for 13 years.
Phillips is a financial advisor and past president of the Heber Valley Rotary Club, as well as a current director of the Heber Valley Hospital Board of Directors.