Summit County Democrats Announce Results of the 2024 Nominating Convention

Summit County, March 26, 2024 – The Summit County Democratic Party held their Nominating Convention on March 26th, 2024, a hybrid in-person and live-streaming event at Ecker Hill Middle School in Park City, Utah. Boasting a strong slate of candidates for County, State and Federal offices, the Democratic Delegates cast ballots for the contested county-level races for County Council seats A, B and C.

Roger Armstrong, the incumbent for Seat A, advances to the November ballot by garnering 76.23% of the vote over challenger Cami Richardson. 

In the Seat B ballot, Tonja Blonquist Hanson will retain her seat on the County Council by receiving 88.52% of the vote over Betsy Wallace. Ms. Hanson will run unopposed on the November ballot. 

In the tightest election of the night, candidates Thomas Cooke and Meghan McKenna finished in a virtual tie for Council Seat C being vacated by Malena Stevens, who is not running for re-election.

Under Democratic Party rules, a candidate must receive at least 60% of the vote in the nominating convention to avoid a primary election. With McKenna receiving 50.41% to Cooke’s 49.59%, the candidates will participate in the Democratic Primary Election on June 25, 2024.

In other races, the following candidates, who ran unopposed at the convention, will appear on the November ballot:

Stephanie Poll – Assessor – Incumbent

Frank Smith – Sheriff – Incumbent

Greg Wolbach – Surveyor/Recorder – Open Seat

Corrie Forsling – Treasurer – Incumbent

“We are very excited about our Democratic candidates who have advanced to the general election.” said Rory Swensen, Chair of the Summit County Democratic Party. “We look forward to a spirited campaign between Megan McKenna and Thomas Cooke. Both are strong candidates and will serve the residents of Summit County well. It is going to be a difficult choice for voters to make in the June primary.”

Voting in the Democratic Primary Election will be administered by the Summit County Clerk’s office, and will be held June 25th, 2024. All voters in Summit County who are registered as Democrat will receive a ballot. Voters who are not registered as a Democrat may request a ballot, information on how to do so and any deadlines will be posted on the Summit County Clerk website at