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Mayor Ted Wilson - Sfcrfe Roundup Wilson Challenges Harrison in...
Sfcrfe Roundup Wilson Challenges Harrison in S.L By PETER GILLINS United Press International Former school teacher and congressional aide Ted Wilson • surprised everyone including himself when he finished first in a four-way primary race for mayor of Utah's capitol city. Wilson, 36, on his first try for political office, won the right to challenge incumbent Salt Lake City Mayor Conrad B. Harrison, 64, in November. Harrison, a 15-year veteran member of the city commission, finished second in Tuesday's primary. "No one was as surprised as me," said Wilson, who has been working as director.of social services for Salt Lake County. "I thought I would finished, second." "I am delighted and I think we can win in November." Wilson and Harrison easily defeated City Streets Commissioner Stephen M. Harmsen and John Brewer, a former Salt Lake County Democratic chairman, in the election which saw only a 25 per cent voter turnout. Bad weather from the first winter, storm of the season contributed to extremely light votes in 11 Utah cities staging primaries, In Ogden only 15 per cent of those eligible went to the polls. Provo had as 19 per cent turnout and Logan, 26 per cent. Wilson captured 33 per cent of the vote in the Salt Lake election .compared to Harrison's 29 per cent. Harmsen had 24 per cent and Brewer 14 per cent. The defeat put Harmsen out of city government after only one four-year term. It was also the second political loss for the .33-year-old Republican in less than a year. He failed in a bid for Congress last November. Wilson served for two years as an aide to former Democratic Congressman Wayne Owens, who ran into political trouble in conservative Utah when he voted to impeach President Nixon. Ironically, Owens lost a U.S. Senate race last year to Republican Jake Garn — the mayor of Salt Lake City. (Continued on Page 3)

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  1. The Daily Herald,
  2. 08 Oct 1975, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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