Unofficial Results Favor Opponents in Two Big Salt Lake City Council Races

(KCPW News) It was a hard-fought campaign, but in the end the election wasn’t even close Tuesday night in Salt Lake City Council District Six on the city’s east side.

Challenger Charlie Luke walked away with 61 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results, and will replace incumbent J.T. Martin, who served one four-year term.

On the west side in District Two, 12-year incumbent Van Turner also fell to opponent Kyle LaMalfa, who had a strong showing with 57 percent.

To no one’s surprise, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker handily captured a second term Tuesday with three-quarters of the vote, along with District Four Councilman Luke Garrott with 77 percent, both of whom faced little-known challengers.

  1. Katherine Sullivan

    Was the above article written and published before the votes were even counted??? It’s now 11:30 P.M. on Nov. 8th, and you’re proclaiming that Becker won 77% of the votes “last night”? It’s still TONIGHT (election night) as I am reading and replying.

  2. Katherine Sullivan

    Ohhh, now I get it..this is coming out of the studio that begged the big loan from the city council so they could stay on the air and assuage the egos of said council when its members tune in to gauge their own self-importance. Can’t quite put my finger on it, but there’s something going on here that makes my brain bring forth part of that old adage about “politicians” and “strange bedfellows.” I mean, isn’t there something wrong with a loan request wherein the only broadcast studio to regularly cover and report on the city council wants that same city council to lend them $250,000.00 so that they can continue featuring and reporting on said council’s activities? Don’t TELL me there aren’t some over-blown political egos involved in this whole stinkin’ deal.