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Big day for women at Salt Lake Democratic convention

In Salt Lake County, Jani Iwamoto eliminates Sen. Ross Romero, while Sandra Hollins may become Utah’s first black woman legislator.



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Miller won 60.3 percent of the vote — barely enough to avoid a primary.

Hawes told delegates in her losing cause, "For too long, Utah’s marginalized communities have stood in the shadows eagerly accepting crumbs from a Legislature that neither understands nor values their contributions."

At a glance

Salt Lake County highlights, Democratic and Republican conventions

Those with more than 60 percent, shown in bold, advance to the general election. Otherwise, the top two candidates face off in a primary.

Senate District 4 » Democrat Jani Iwamoto, 62%, Ross Romero, 38%. Republican Sabrina Petersen, 75%; Philip Carlson, 25%.

House District 23 » Democrat Sandra Hollins, 69%, Jason Wessell, 31%. Faces Republican Kristopher Smith in November.

House 30 » Republican Fred Cox 69%, Carbon Lundgren, 31%. Faces Democrat Michael Lee in November.

House 40 » Democrat Justin Miller, 60%; Amy Fowler, 32%; Sophia Hawes, 8%. Faces Republican Peter Kraus in November.

House 42 » Republican Kim Coleman, 72%; Jim Bird, 28%. Will face Democrat Nicholas Deland in November.

House 44 » Republican Bruce Cutler, 65%; John Jackson, 35%. Will face Democrat Christine Passey in November.

S.L. County auditor » Republican Scott Tingley, 69%; Greg Hawkins, 31%. Democratic primary between Christopher Stout, 54%, Jeff Hatch, 46%.

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Former County Auditor Jeff Hatch and Christopher Stout will face each other in a June 24 primary for what may be a surprisingly spirited race.

The winner of that runoff will face Republican newcomer Scott Tingley, who knocked off one-term incumbent Hawkins.

Tingley sharply criticized Hawkins’ "checklist" method of auditing and promised to improve the office’s relationship with the County Council.

The GOP convention was tough for one more incumbent. Assessor Kevin Jacobs was forced into a primary election by Jake Parkinson. The winner will face Democrat Tyler Andrus in November.




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