LOGAN – State Rep. Dan Johnson has won his first bid for re-election to the Utah Legislature.
After defeating Democratic candidate Mary DaSilva in Tuesday’s general election balloting, Johnson will continue to represent House District 4 at the State Capitol.
In the closest local contest of the night, Logan voters picked Johnson by a margin of little more than a thousand votes. Johnson garnered 6,098 votes compared to 4,562 for DaSilva.
Johnson is a retired educator, having previously served as a K-12 principal and assistant school superintendent.
The daughter of local icon Thad Box, DaSilva had argued that her experience as a public health nurse would have benefited the Legislature in making decisions in the process of recovery from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.