June 25, 2020 • Nelson Phillips • Staff Writer
Candidates for Box Elder County Commission Seat C have disclosed their campaign contribution and expenditure reports for the current election cycle.
By law the reports needed to be disclosed to the county one week prior to the June 30th primary election, but with “vote by mail” Box Elder residents have actually been casting their ballots since June 9th, calling the current filing requirement timelines into question.
Commissioner Stan Summers, the two-term incumbent, led all candidates in total fundraising, listing contributions of $16,645 and spending of $16,589 since April 1st. The majority of Summers’ fundraising consisted of personal contributions of $500 or less, coming from individuals living in or near Box Elder County.
Notable contributions include $5,500 from Summers himself; $2,000 from TNU Properties, a company associated with the True North medical marijuana growing operation in Box Elder County; $1,500 from Kyle Roberts, associated with Salt Lake-based commercial real estate developer Newmark Grubb Acres; $1,500 from Gather, a political signature-gathering company; $1.000 from LW Miller Trucking; $1,000 from Blue Ox Development, a company wanting to put a gravel mining operation followed by a housing development in South Willard; $545 from a group associated with Utah House Representative Lee Perry; $500 from Congressman Rob Bishop’s campaign and another $250 contribution from Bishop as an individual; $500 from the Foxley and Pignanelli law firm, which has lobbied on behalf of the Promontory Point landfill, but also whose owner, according to Summers, has been a long-time family friend; and $500 from Enyo, a company building two solar energy farms in the county.
Candidate Kris Udy is close behind Summers in fundraising, disclosing $14,120 in contributions since March 20, while spending the entire amount of $14,120, mostly on Udy’s ubiquitous campaign signs seen all over the county.
As with Summers, the majority of Udy’s contributions were amounts of $500 or less from individuals, mostly living in Box Elder County.
Udy herself was her biggest donor, listing $5,075 coming out of her own pocket. Other noteworthy contributions include $2,000 from Rupps Trucking, a Tremonton-based company associated with excavation, gravel mining and waste disposal; $1,200 from Tremonton resident Hugh Clark; $1,000 from the Bar M Ranch in Bothwell, owned by the Moulding family, which has been trying to get approvals to construct a 220-acre landfill in Hansel Valley; $1,000 from Northshore Rock in Honeyville, owned by Brent Kenley, who also owns a mining operation near the Promontory Point landfill and stood with Udy to oppose the opening of that landfill; $500 from T&M Manufacturing, a steel fabrication company in Tremonton; $500 from Garn Cattle Company in Fielding; $500 from JJ Land and Livestock in Harper Ward; and $500 from Misrasi Concrete in Garland.
Mitch Zundel listed a total of $1,667 in campaign contributions, all of which came from private donors in amounts of $200 or less.
Alden Farr listed $4,494 in contributions, all of which came out of his own pocket.
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