Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

October 30, 2014
Finalists chosen for open JP seat

Three finalists are up for taking over the position of justice of the peace in Grantsville, and the public is welcome to weigh in.

The nominees for the vacancy in the Grantsville Justice Court, left open when Judge Dar Butcher resigned on Aug. 15, are all from Tooele Valley with past criminal justice experience.

Gary K. Dalton, of Grantsville, is the director for the Salt Lake County Criminal Justice Services.

Ronald L. Elton, of Tooele, is the attorney for Rush Valley and Vernon, and is the past attorney for Grantsville City.

Ronald E. Powell, of Stockton, is the Stockton Town Justice Court Judge.

Public comment will be accepted regarding the nominees through Nov. 5, and may be submitted to Melisse Stiglich, administrative office of the courts, at

A final candidate will be selected by Grantsville City Mayor Brent Marshall by early December. 

Lisa Christensen

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Lisa covers primarily crime and courts, military affairs, Stansbury Park government and transportation issues. She is a graduate of Utah State University, where she double-majored in journalism and music, and Grantsville High School.

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