Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

October 17, 2013
Seven Grantsville candidates will vie for mayor, council

Editor’s note: In addition to the story below about Grantsville’s municipal election on Nov. 5, the candidates responded to three questions posed by the Transcript-Bulletin regarding their candidacy. Their answers can be found inside on Pages 6 and 7.


Grantsville voters have three choices for mayor and four for city council when they enter the polls on Nov. 5.

In a primary election last August, Grantsville voters cut the list of mayoral candidates from four down to two— Brent Marshall and Michael Tate. Jill Thomas, was one of the candidates eliminated, but she registered to run as a write-in candidate.

Marshall is the incumbent and is finishing his first four-year term. Marshall served four years on the city council before he ran for mayor in 2009. He is a past chief of the Grantsville Volunteer Fire Department and worked for 35 years as a millwright for US Magnesium before he became mayor.

Tate is a 2010 graduate of Grantsville High School. He is an Eagle Scout and a former LDS missionary.

Thomas has been active in the Grantsville business community as an owner of DigiDocs, an office services company. She and her husband, Travis Warr, recently restored and moved their business into the historic Deseret Mercantile building on Grantsville’s Main Street.

The four candidates for Grantsville City Council are Mike Colson, Danny Johnson, Erik Stromberg, and Tom Tripp.

Mike Colson and Tom Tripp are incumbents. Colson was elected to the council in 2009 and is seeking a second term.

Tripp was elected to the council in 2007 and lost his bid for a second term in 2011 by 17 votes. However, in June 2012, Tripp was appointed to the council to fill a vacant seat.

Danny Johnson is Grantsville’s former chief of police. Erik Stromberg is employed by CenturyLink and serves on the Grantsville City Planning and Zoning Commission.

Tim Gillie

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Tim covers education, Tooele City government, business, real estate, politics and the state Legislature. He became a journalist after a long career as an executive with the Boy Scouts of America. Tim is a native of Washington state and a graduate of Central Washington University.

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