Briefing Local – November 8, 2017

  • Provo Mayor John Curtis sprinted to an easy victory over Democrat Kathie Allen in the 3rd CD special election Tuesday night [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
  • Voter turnout in Salt Lake County hit 37% in Tuesday’s election while Utah County saw 30% turnout [Deseret News].
  • Michelle Kaufusi is poised to become Provo’s first female mayor. Sandy Mayor Tom Dolan is out after 24 years. Three other incumbent mayors in Salt Lake County were ousted on Tuesday night [Deseret News, Tribune].
  • Blanding voters again reject a proposal to allow beer and liquor sales in that town [Tribune].
  • Tuesday nights results show voters across Utah were on track to approve more than $600 million in school bonds [Deseret News, Tribune].
  • A security flaw on UDOT’s Express Pass website may have exposed the personal information of more than 21,000 Utahns [Deseret News].