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Two candidates are running for the open Utah County Commission Seat C: Democrat Jeanne Bowen and Republican Tom Sakievich.
“This three-member Board has executive, legislative, and judicial functions which are set by State statute. The Commission is responsible for levying taxes, adopting ordinances, and making policy which affect all of the County’s nearly 623,000 residents. Commissioners are elected for four year terms,” the Utah County government website says.
Bowen is a BYU graduate and native Provo resident of 43 years. She works as a property tax collector and owns a small business. If elected, she says she would like to improve communication between county departments and continue growing business momentum in Utah County. Bowen promises to help Utah County with the challenges that have come with its rapid growth.
Sakievich is a Republican and retired Marine and Combat Veteran of 30 years. His goals include reducing Utah property taxes and government spending and creating unity between Utah County citizens and elected officials. He is a current vice-chair of the Utah County Board of Adjustment and has a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from Park University.
Utah county voters can find more information about the candidates on the state’s election information website.