Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

November 11, 2014
Elected, volunteer posts in need of willing replacements

Congratulations to Tooele County Attorney Doug Hogan for being offered the position of 3rd District Court Judge. He has a hearing with the full Senate later this month. If confirmed, he will begin his judgeship the first of December.

What does that mean for the Tooele County Attorney’s Office? According to the Lt. Governor’s Office, as well as the Attorney General’s Office, the Tooele County Commission will appoint someone from the current county attorney’s office to fill the remainder of the term.

Whomever the commission chooses to fill that two-year position will probably take over sometime in mid-December. They will then serve for two years until the next general election in 2016, at which time it will be an open seat. For those attorneys who may be interested in the position, filing begins in March 2016.

Tooele County has a number of board openings looking for volunteers:

• Trails Committee – 4 positions

•  Lake Point Cemetery and Park District – 4 positions (must live in the district)

• Housing Authority – 1 position with financial background

• Tooele County Planning Commission – 2 positions

Positions for trails, cemetery, housing and planning commission close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17

• Tourism Tax Advisory Board – 2 positions (One representing hotels and the other representing restaurants)

Positions for the tourism tax advisory board close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec.1.

For information on the board functions, meeting times, and for an application, please go to the Clerk’s website at

There is one position on the Board of Health that is open until 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17. Applications for this board appointment can be located at under board of health.

I can’t close without thanking all of the Tooele County citizens who came out to vote in the Nov. 4 General Election. While I know some of the lines were long, wasn’t it exciting to see how many people were interested in choosing their leaders?

The final canvass will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. in the Tooele County Commissioners’ conference room. We had over 800 provisional ballots that will be processed before the canvas. For an unofficial precinct tabulation, please go to


Marilyn K. Gillette is the Tooele County Clerk

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