In August, Rep. Curt Webb announced he would not be able to complete the final three months of his term, representing District 5 in the Utah State Legislature. The Cache County Republican Party Executive Committee recently met formally to set the dates and method of how to replace Webb, who will resign effective October 1st. The filing period opens Friday, September 21st at 8 a.m. and closes at 4:59 p.m. on Friday, September 28th.
County delegates who live within the boundaries of Legislative District 5 are invited to a meeting on Wednesday, October 3rd to vote on who will be the interim replacement for Webb.
According to Cache County Republican Party Chair Chris Booth, candidates interested in filling the interim position must live in the Legislative District 5 boundaries and be a registered Republican at the time of their filing. To file an intent to fill the position, those interested will need to send a letter of intent to Booth at firstname.lastname@example.org during the filing period. Those who apply will be presented at the October 3rd meeting where delegates in District 5 will vote on who will replace Webb.
The appointment will cover 12 weeks and expire at 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2018.
The District 5 seat not only needs to be filled from October through the end of December, but it is also part of the general election on November 6th. Casey Snider is the Republican Party’s nominee, while Karina Andelin Brown is running as the Democratic candidate for the seat.