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Early election results for South Salt Lake

Nov 06, 2019 12:04AM ● By Bill Hardesty

Natalie Pinkney's campaign Facebook page posted this photo along with a victory message after results were released.

By Bill Hardesty | [email protected] 

With four City Council seats up for election and with only two current members running for reelection, the look of the South Salt Lake city council was bound to change. The only question was how. With unofficial election results posted by the Salt Lake County Recorder's Office, it appears the council has two reelected members and two new members.

The council member at large race was wide open since Mark Kindred chose not to seek reelection. Natalie Pinkney appears to have won the open seat with 61.06% of the vote, defeating Mary Anna Southey who carried 38.94%.

At 10:30, Pinkney posted on her Facebook page, "WE DID IT!

"With 100% of precincts reporting, I am so excited to be your next South Salt Lake City Councilor with 61% of the vote," she wrote. "I am so honored that you have trusted me to serve this city we love. Thank you to everyone who supported this campaign and thank you to Southey for South Salt Lake and Rosemary Card for stepping up and running for office. Our community is stronger when we all participate.  Thank you again - I can't wait to move forward together!"

District 1 was another open race since Ben Pender did not seek reelection. With 60.75% of the vote Leanne Huff appears to have defeated Jared Fitts, who received 39.25% of the vote. Huff currently sits on the city's Planning Commission.

Portia Mila looks to have retained her District 4 seat by receiving 66.07% of the vote. George Kellogg received 33.93% of the vote. This was the largest margin of victory by any candidate.

In the closest election of the night, Shane Siwik seems to have retained his District 5 seat with 54.21% compared to Clarissa J. Williams' vote of 45.79%.

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