Man Shot Dead During Provo Rally Deposes Provo Mayor With Others | Orem news

Monday at 5 p.m., the door limit was closed on applications to Provo and Orem.

Now is the opportunity for voters to study the candidates and their platforms to see which they prefer to run their cities as they prepare for the primary elections.

This year, voters will select mayors and three council members for the two cities.

According to municipal registrars, the people detailed below have submitted their notices of candidacy. Now, they must be validated with background checks before they are fully approved as a candidate, according to Amanda Ercanbrack, City Recorder at Provo.


In Provo, outgoing mayor Michelle Kaufusi is joined on the list of candidates by Mr. David Gedo Sanchez, Dalton Beebe, Caleb Reeve, Ken Dudley and Neil Mitchell.

There are three council seats up for grabs: Citywide 1, plus Districts 2 and 5.

Katrice MacKay, Landon D. Johnson, Aaron Skabelund and Hoc Vu have applied for council seat in Citywide 1, while George Handley (incumbent) and Suzanne Q. are running for District 2. Rachel Whipple and Zac Green are running for District 2. present in District 5.

Kaufusi, took several milestones during his first tenure, including building a new municipal building, a new terminal at Provo Municipal Airport for more commercial flights and helping the city stay on top of concerns financial resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sanchez has never held a position but has observed government control and hopes residents will see the need to be more self-reliant. Originally from Uruguay, Sanchez moved to Utah with his parents in 1962. He worked in the non-profit industry his entire adult life.

Reeve is no stranger to running for office and says he may have taken the wrong direction from his Facebook entries. Reeve ran for governor in 2010, for US president in 2016, for the Senate in 2018 and hopes the seat of mayor will be the ticket.

Reeve has the impression that the people of Provo want to know what is happening at the government level and they have not received it from the administration.

Many Provo residents may remember the shooting last summer at a protest rally in downtown Provo. Dudley was the driver who was shot in the incident. He says he has thought a lot since that time.

“I felt I needed to be involved. I’m not happy with the things that happened when I got hit, ”said Dudley. “I support our men and women in blue. I congratulate the police. They have my utmost respect.

Mitchell is semi-retired and works with the IRS during tax season to verify returns and answer filers’ questions. He says he is concerned about the economic development of Provo.

“I get a little depressed when I go to the mall (Provo Towne Center). I’m going to Orem and they’re booming, ”Mitchell said. “I want to know what’s wrong.

“Grow and expand, or contract and die,” Mitchell said. He would also like to see some kind of aerospace industry near the airport.

The Daily Herald attempted to contact Beebe for a brief comment on his case, but he did not respond by the deadline.

To read the candidate platforms, you can go to and go to the department drop-down list under the recorder and search for the elections box.

OremIn the closing moments of the filing on Monday, several individuals threw their hats off in the political arena in Orem.

Jim Evans announced his candidacy for mayor of Orem earlier this year. On Monday, he was joined by Archie A. Williams III, David A. Young and Haysam Z. Sakar.

As for the city council seats, there are three four-year seats open. Incumbents Tom Macdonald and David Spencer filed early.

Joining Macdonald and Spencer are council candidates who include: Shaunte Ruiz Zundel, Nichelle Jensen, Jon “Jon J.” Jensen, Mike Carpenter, Micky Cochran, Quinn Mecham, LaNae Millett and Todd Linsley.

Provo and Orem will join much of the rest of the state and conduct postal votes. They will be posted three weeks before the primary elections of August 10 and three weeks before the general elections of November 2.

“We made it easy with the ballot boxes,” said Jody Bates, Orem City Registrar. “Ballots can be dropped into any box in the county. If you work in one city and live in another, you can drop the ballot on your way to work.

As soon as the Orem candidates are validated, you can read their platforms by going to and scroll down and select the elections box.

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