The Republican nominating conventions from last week through last night culled a few County Attorney candidates from the primary elections. One candidate decided to drop from the race while others failed to get the Republican nomination and did not collect signatures to secure a spot on the primary ballot. A list of candidates that collected signatures or declared intent to do so can be found here at the Utah.gov website by scrolling to the bottom of the page.
Davis County candidate Troy S. Rawlings received the party nomination and will appear on the general election ballot. Neither David M. Cole nor Samuel Lauren Knight gathered signatures to be on the primary ballot. As a result, Davis County will no longer require a GOP primary election for County Attorney. This drops the total number of counties with a contested primary election and an uncontested general election for County Attorney from five to four.
In Kane County, Robert Van Dyke received the GOP nomination. Opponent Van Mackelprang collected enough signatures to get on the primary ballot. You can hear both Van Dyke's and Mackelprang's speeches at the convention through the Kane County Republican Party Facebook livestream, which begins around the 1:40:00 mark with Van Dyke and Mackelprang following.
To some surprise, incumbent Scott Garrett in Iron County dropped out of the race and endorsed party nominee Chad Dotson. Candidate Scott Burns gathered enough signatures to stay on the ballot and challenge Dotson in the primary. The Iron County GOP recently published Burn's answers to a few criminal justice questions, but, as of April 18, is still waiting on answers from Dotson.
Uintah County Republicans nominated Greg Lamb to represent the party. He will face incumbent G. Mark Thomas in the primary election because Thomas gathered enough signatures to be on the primary ballot.
Utah County candidates Chad Grunander and David Leavitt will both stay on the ballot because neither received enough delegate votes to secure the sole party nomination. The winner of the primary will face Libertarian candidate W. Andrew McCullough in the general election. You can listen to Grunander's and Leavitt's convention speeches through the Utah County Republican Party Facebook livestream. Grunander begins speaking at the 00:23:43 mark with Leavitt following.
The Wasatch County Republican Convention was held on April 17, but results have not been posted yet. Candidates Kit Kosakowski, Scott Sweat, Tyler Dow, and Tyler Berg all collected enough signatures to appear the primary ballot. Wasatch County candidate forum speeches and discussions are available through the Wasatch County Republican Party Facebook livestream. The speeches begin with Kosakowski at the 00:12:05 mark with the others following.
In summary, the following counties will have contested primaries but no contested general elections for the County Attorney position: Iron, Kane, Uintah, and Wasatch.