2019 Election Preliminary Results for Uintah County; Proposition 4 Fails

The preliminary results for the 2019 election in Uintah County show that Proposition 4 did not pass. There were 2,998 votes ‘FOR The School District Voted Local Levy Tax’ and 3,564 votes ‘AGAINST The School District Voted Local Levy Tax”; that’s 45.69 percent FOR and 54.31 percent AGAINST Proposition 4. Preliminary results for the Ashley Valley Water and Sewer Improvement District Board shows Dean A. Baker with 22.41 percent of the vote, Max Haslem with 21.20 percent, Robert K. Jolley with 20.28 percent, David L. Hatch with 18.14 percent, and Mike Davis with 17.98 percent of the vote. There were 6,594 ballots cast in Uintah County for a total voter turnout of 47.81 percent. Clerk/Auditor Mike Wilkins reports that that is double the usual turnout for a municipal general election.



I am pleased that the public was not willing to be tricked and blackmailed by the Uintah School Board.
The fact that the School District could afford to lower the capital outlay budget by $8 million clearly indicates that the School District is collecting more in taxes for capital projects than it needs. At the truth in taxation hearing last year, it was clear from the public comments that the District was starting to spend money on marginal projects that were not needed and/or wanted.
The Uintah School District put up a valiant fight this time to try and get this permanent extra tax passed. My question is: Did it violate any election rules about using school funds or resources with those efforts?
I would like to publicly thank Mr. James G. Drollinger and the many other people that took the time to fight this disguised tax increase.

person Brent Hansen
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