The Uintah County Commission race has two names on the ballot this year. Stephen Borton and Brad Horrocks are both well known community members, Borton as a science teacher in the Uintah School District for many years and Horrocks as a long-time business owner. Borton says he chose to run for Commissioner because he wants to provide the public with a choice so democracy can be at work. Horrocks says he chose to run because he is enthusiastic and wants to make a difference. Both candidates support the oil and gas industry and have expressed a desire to see the county further diversified. Borton says he would like to see the county give more support to the DC pipeline and would also like to see a second power plant in the county. Horrocks has emphasized the need to make sure the county is not a tax burden for oil and gas businesses and that the county needs to protect both private and public lands so oil companies can flourish. Stephen Borton is running on the Democratic Party ticket and Brad Horrocks is running on the Republican ticket.