Cache County Republicans will officially replace retiring District 5 State Representative Curt Webb Wednesday night in a special election. This summer Webb announced he would need someone to fill his last three months of service as he and his wife will be in Hawaii serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Webb officially retired on Monday, October 1st.
The special election, only to be voted on by registered Republicans in the 5th District, will begin at 8 p.m. in the Green Canyon High School auditorium. Cache GOP Chair Chris Booth encourages those who wish to be in attendance to arrive 30 minutes early so their credentials can be verified.
Two candidates have filed to fill the vacancy: Casey Snider and Karl Brown. Snider is currently running to replace Webb as the Republican candidate for the open District 5 seat. Brown is the husband of Karina Andelin Brown, the Democratic candidate for District 5.
“Karl is a registered Republican who has contributed financially to his wife, Karina’s campaign and has actively campaigned against Casey at numerous events throughout this election year,” Booth wrote in an email to fellow Republicans.
Whomever is selected will represent District 5 until 11:59 p.m. on December 31st.