Republican David Erickson was appointed to the North District seat on the Cache County Council two years ago to replace Craig Buttars, who had been elected to the County Executive position.
Now, Erickson has decided to seek a four-year term in that seat. Erickson teaches Agriculture Education at Sky View High School and serves as Future Farmers of America advisor.
Erickson is being challenged by a Democratic candidate, Kevin Rhodes.
Erickson says his work on the council the last two years has convinced him that he was having an impact on making decisions to make the county better and he says some important issues are coming up.
“You know I am a strong advocate of the water district,” Erickson says. “I’d really like to see that followed through, set up and going strong. There is also a big roads issue in the county that we would like to keep pushing, start making sure the state gets their funding to us like they are supposed to, and get some legislative changes there done.
“I’m starting to understand a lot more of the issues, and the how-tos and the connections that you can have to get things done now.”
Erickson says he, along with Craig Buttars, recently got appointed to the National Steering Committee on Agriculture and Rural Issues. He says it had been approximately 30 years since anyone from Cache County was on a national steering committee.
In addition to teaching, Erickson farms 330 acres on his land north of Smithfield.