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Current election results for LGBTQ, ally and Equality Utah-endorsed candidates

Update: Salt Lake County election results have been updated to include results released Thursday afternoon.

All ballots are in, but not all are counted in the off-year municipal election in Utah. No results are considered final until after the Board of Canvassers meets Nov. 19.


Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen told reporters to expect more election results on Friday afternoon.

Equality Utah released a voter guide grading candidate responses on six survey questions. Not all candidates with a high grade were ultimately endorsed by the group.

Mayor’s races

Equality Utah did not make an endorsement in the Salt Lake City Mayor‘s race, however, both candidates, Luz Escamilla and Erin Mendenhall, earned an A+ for their survey responses. Their responses to QSaltLake Magazine‘s questions can be found here.

As of Thursday night, Mendenhall has 25,502 votes, or 58.17 percent of total votes, and Escamilla has 18,342 votes, or 41.83 percent. Escamilla conceded the race on Thursday.

In the Millcreek mayoral race, incumbent and EU-endorsed Jeff Silvestrini (who earned a B rating on his EU survey answers) with 9,501 votes leads challenger Angel Vice (who received an A+ grade) who garnered 2,980 votes for a 76.12 percent to 23.88 percent ratio.

In Ogden, newcomer Angel Castillo, with an A+ grade on the EU survey, trails against incumbent Mike Caldwell. Caldwell brought in over 58 percent of the vote to Castillo’s 41.6 percent.

City council races

EU endorsed Brittanie Parry for the Cedar City Council At-Large race to elect three council members. She came up short with 9 percent of the vote.

In the Cottonwood Heights City Council District 1 race, EU did not make an endorsement. Deborah Case, who received an A+ grade in the group’s survey is trailing Douglas Petersen for the seat, 696 to 813.

Draper City Council candidate Fred Lowry, who received an A- grade on the EU survey, appears to have won one of the three available seats, coming in second place after incumbent Marsha Vawdry.

For the Logan City Council At-Large, EU endorsed Ken Heare, who appears to have fallen short in the unofficial voting tally.

In the Midvale City Council District 2 race, openly-transgender candidate Sophia Hawes-Tingey is making her third run at the seat with an endorsement by Equality Utah. With 324 votes, she trails incumbent Paul Glover who garnered 460 votes.

In the Murray City Council District 1 race, EU-endorsed Kat Martinez leads Jake Pehrson 872 to 728 votes.

For the three North Logan City Council At-Large spots, EU-endorsed Sarah Baca appears to have come in fourth place.

In the North Salt Lake City Council At-Large race, EU-endorsed Natalie Gordon was the top vote-getter for one of the three spots available.

In Park City, EU-endorsed Deanna Rhodes did not win her race for Park City City Council At-Large.

In Price, EU-endorsed Layne Miller was the top vote-getter for a seat on the City Council At-Large.

In Provo, EU-endorsed David Shipley appears to have beaten opponent Janae Moss for City Council Citywide 2.

In Salt Lake City Council District 2, EU did not make an endorsement though openly gay candidate Moroni Benally earned an A+ grade in the group’s survey. Benally, with 990 votes, is trailing incumbent Andrew Johnston with 1,655 votes.

For the Salt Lake City Council District 4 race, EU endorsed incumbent Ana Valdemoros, who leads challenger Leo Rogers 4,408 to 814 votes.

In the tightest race in the state, incumbent and EU-endorsed Charlie Luke is trailing challenger Dan Dugan by five votes for Salt Lake City Council District 6. Luke had 3,408 votes to Dugan’s 3,413 votes on election night. The vote count spread as of Thursday’s release of numbers to 4,295 to 4,447, a 152-vote difference.

Also in a close race, EU-endorsed Monica Zoltanski trails Brooke D’Sousa by 25 votes for Sandy City Council District 4. Zoltanski has 1,985 votes and D’Sousa has 1,960.

In the South Jordan City Council District 2 race, EU-endorsed Brady Quinn, with 662 votes, trails incumbent Bradley G. Marlor, who has 999 votes.

And in the South Salt Lake City Council At-Large race, EU-endorsed Natalie Pinkney has declared victory with 1,351 votes to opponent Mary Anna Southey’s 833 votes.

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