Heber municipal ballots will be shrunk ahead of the November elections

After a busy week of electoral papers in Heber City, bringing in three candidates for mayor and eight for council, the number of ballots has now dropped significantly.

Last week, Summit Contractors owner and urban planning commissioner Dave Richards was eliminated from the race for mayor.

His retirement leaves incumbent Kelleen Potter, who is just ending her first term, and councilor Heidi Franco in the running.

Earlier this month, declared candidate Corey Kent Berg was eliminated from the race for the council. City officials told KPCW that Robert Heywood and Lillian Bradley got out on Thursday. Jim Harper also told KPCW that he would not run.

Bradley’s background is in nonprofits. She has spent nearly a decade administering them to support health and humanitarian causes locally and in Africa.

Harper is a founder and owner of several companies. He told the CCPW that he decided not to run because it was “not a good time” for him.

Berg and Heywood are developers at the Ritchie Group in Salt Lake City.

In addition to mayors, the vote on Tuesday, November 2, will include four names for two seats on the city council: Yvonne Barney, incumbent Wayne Hardman, Bryce Hoover and Scott Phillips.

Barney is a member of Friends of Heber Valley nonprofit and a former Wasatch District promoter for Boy Scouts of America.

Hardman is in his first term on the council and has a background in the Utah Transit Authority and the US Army. He was also part of the first Wasatch County Council, which was formed in 2001. That was for a two-year term.

Hoover is a medical laboratory scientist at Heber Valley Hospital and has lived in Heber City for 13 years.

Phillips is a financial advisor and past president of the Heber Valley Rotary Club and a current trustee on the board of directors of Heber Valley Hospital.

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