Logan Municipal Council Candidates Gear Up for Election Day
The race for three at-large seats on the Logan Municipal Council is heating up as candidates have filed their next-to-last campaign finance reports, revealing their total contributions and expenditures. With the municipal election set for Tuesday, Nov. 21, the candidates are making their final push to secure votes from city residents.
Former council member Joe Needham has emerged as the big spender in the race, collecting and spending contributions totaling more than twice what his leading rivals have spent on their campaigns. Needham’s significant campaign spending has positioned him as a serious contender in the election.
Photo/video producer Mike Johnson and Hillcrest Neighborhood Council Chair Katie Lee-Koven are also making waves in the race, outspending the two incumbents, Mark A. Anderson and Jeannie Simmonds, who are up for re-election. The spending by these challengers has been aimed at building name recognition among city voters, giving them an advantage in the election.
Based on his recent campaign finance report, Needham collected nearly $10,000 in contributions and spent most of that on signage, print, and radio advertising. Johnson and Lee-Koven have also made substantial investments in their campaigns, with Johnson focusing on social media advertising and Lee-Koven investing in print media and digital advertising.
As the election draws near, city residents still have the opportunity to participate by returning their mail-in ballots via the U.S. Postal Service or by visiting the Voter Assistance Center for in-person voting on Election Day. The candidates are making their final appeals to voters as they await the outcome of the election.
For additional information about municipal balloting and voting locations, Logan City residents can visit www.CacheCounty.org/Elections. The final campaign financial report from all candidates is due on Dec. 21, providing transparency and accountability in the election process.