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Emery County Commission B


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Kent Wilson

I was born in Price in 1958. The oldest of four children, I spent my early years living in Huntington. Later, my parents, Bevan and FloAnn Wilson, moved to Arizona. I spent many summers with my grandparents here in Emery County and in 1974 my family returned to Huntington.

At an early age I started working in the different family businesses, whether it was peeling potatoes or cleaning tools. I learned quickly the value of hard work. After graduation from Emery High, I went to work full time at BK's where I've worked for more than 30 years.

I enjoy working with the public, whether it's visiting and joking with them on a daily basis at BK's or serving on various boards. I've developed a great respect for the people in this area and have appreciated their support over the years. I decided to run for commissioner so I could return their support.

Julie and I are the proud parents of seven children and nine grandchildren with another coming in October, all of whom we love and enjoy very much.

All in all I am a simple man. I love my wife, and our family. There is nothing better than hearing my grandchildren running through BK's yelling "Grandpa, Grandpa!" That's the best part of my day.

I love to golf with friends, barbecuing, the History Channel, a good book, one-three day trips, serving others and rooting for the underdog.

I have great heritage, being a descendant of those who worked hard to make Emery County what it is today. I want to continue that tradition by helping give my descendants and all of us a wonderful Emery County to thrive in and enjoy.

I'd appreciate your vote on November 7.

For a more expanded biography go to: http://www.kentcommissioner.com/biography.html

Jeff Horrocks

I would like to introduce myself as the Republican candidate for Emery County Commissioner Seat B. My name is Jeff Horrocks. I was born in Park City, raised and schooled in Spanish Fork. After high school graduation, I entered the U.S. Coast Guard serving four years, working on search and rescue units and polar exploration on board the ice breaker Staten Island.

I attended and graduated from Utah Valley Technical College majoring in heavy equipment and diesel mechanics. I was employed as a welder and crane operator for General American Transportation. I am a past member of the Boilermakers Union Local #182.

I have resided in Emery County for more than 30 years. I was employed with the Utah Highway Patrol for 29 years retiring as a sergeant over the motor carrier safety bureau in this area. I have lived in Orangeville, Huntington and Cleveland.

I currently hold the office of Mayor in Cleveland and have served in the capacity for the past nine years.

Other public offices include the U.S Coast Guard reserve, retiring as a senior petty officer in 1997. I am a member and past president of the Utah Public Employees Association, Huntington Lions Club, and Cleveland Fire Department.

I currently chair the local Council of Government committee. I have been proactive as mayor in an effort to create a positive impact. During my tenure, Cleveland has acquired numerous grants which have allowed us to make major improvements in our town park, cemetery, fire department, city hall and the acquisition of major equipment components for our community.

I have in depth understanding of local and state government. I am asking for your supporting vote in November. Together we can make a difference.


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