Iron County preliminary 2021 municipal election results

Voting booths inside City Council chambers, Cedar City, Utah, Nov. 2, 2021 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — Preliminary Election Night results for the various municipal races in Iron County were officially released by County Clerk Jonathan Whittaker shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday, but a few races are still too close to call considering the number of outstanding ballots that have yet to be counted.

Cedar City Council candidates R. Scott Phillips and Carter Wilkey wait for announcement of preliminary Election Night results, Cedar City, Utah, Nov. 2, 2021 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

Whittaker said the uncounted ballots include some 2,200 ballots that were dropped off in person at ballot boxes on Tuesday, plus an indeterminate number of additional ballots that are expected to arrive in the mail over the next few days. Ballots sent through the mail must be postmarked on or before Nov. 1 to be valid.

“We anticipate tabulating tomorrow and releasing additional results by 5 p.m.,” Whittaker said in an email accompanying Tuesday night’s preliminary vote totals.

In the tightly contested Cedar City mayoral race, incumbent Mayor Maile Wilson-Edwards holds a slim 16-vote lead over challenger Garth O. Green.

Updated Nov. 3: Green overtakes Wilson-Edwards in Cedar City mayoral race as Iron County releases updated totals

Meanwhile, in the race for two Cedar City Council seats, incumbent R. Scott Phillips has been re-elected to a second four-year term on the council, while Ronald Riddle appears to have also won a seat on the council, having garnered the second-most votes.

In Parowan, Mollie Halterman’s write-in campaign for mayor appears to have been successful, with Halterman receiving almost as many votes as the other two candidates combined, including incumbent Preston Griffiths.

A ballot drop box inside City Council chambers, Cedar City, Utah, Nov. 2, 2021 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

In addition, as of Tuesday night, Iron County School District’s $69.5 million bond proposal has nearly 500 more voters in favor of issuing the bonds than were opposed.

See the preliminary results for each of the Iron County races below, and check back on Cedar City News for updated results Wednesday evening. 

Note: the percentage totals shown below do not add up to 100% due to some voters casting partial ballots (leaving one or more races blank). 

Iron County School District Bond Proposal

For the issuance of bonds 4,172 46.0%
Against the issuance of bonds 3,691 40.7%

Cedar City


Maile Wilson-Edwards 2,614 49.7%
Garth O. Green 2,598 49.4%

City Council (two seats)

R. Scott Phillips 3,360 31.9%
Carter Wilkey 1,720 16.4%
Ronald Riddle 2,460 23.4%
Derek Morton 1,778 16.9%

Brian Head

Mayor (unopposed)

Clayton Calloway 43 84.3%

Town Council (two seats)

Shaun Kelly 20 19.6%
Dennis D. Van Nostran 30 29.4%
Marty Tidwell 29 28.4%



Geoffrey L. Chesnut 578 53.4%
Cam Findlay (write-in) 433 40.0%
Write-in (other) 7 0.6%

City Council (two seats)

Robert E. Bromley 267 12.3%
Katherine A. Ross 656 30.3%
Richard A. Jensen 492 22.7%
Leonard M. Correa 396 18.3%



Daniel K. Abbott 80 42.5%
R. Todd Robinson 107 56.9%

Town Council (two seats)

Jessica (Jessie) Stewart 30 8.0%
Roger Jacobson  67 17.8%
Tom Milk 142 37.8%
Travis Isaacson 108 28.7%



Vickie L. Hicks 248 24.0%
Preston B. Griffiths 261 25.3%
Mollie Halterman (write-in) 491 47.6%
Write-in (other) 3 0.3%

City Council (two seats)

Sharon Downey 473 22.9%
David M. Harris 438 21.2%
James M. Harris 412 20.0%
Rochell Topham 496 24.0%

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