SALT LAKE CITY – Mark Crockett has been officially declared the Republican candidate for Salt Lake County mayor, officials said Tuesday.
Initial number showed Mark Crockett narrowly beating fellow Republican Mike Winder last month and there was question of a possible recount.
After the June 26th primary, Crockett had a narrow 239 vote lead over Winder. But the number does not include thousands of additional ballots arriving after election day.
On Tuesday afternoon, the County Council held a canvas announcing the final results of the election, after the county clerk’s office counted and verified every vote.
After the vote, Crockett received 38,387 votes (50.7 percent) to Winder’s 37,378 votes (49.3 percent), which is a difference of 1,019 votes and enough to secure the nomination without a recount.
Crockett will now face Utah Senator Ben McAdams, the Democratic candidate for Salt Lake County Mayor.
The winner will replace outgoing Mayor Peter Corroon, who is stepping down after two terms.