[Photo by Rudy Herndon / Moab Sun News]

Progressive candidates Greg Halliday, left, and Evan Clapper joined hands on Election Night upon hearing that they won their respective races for two seats on the Grand County Council.

District #5 voters also re-elected incumbent county council member Rory Paxman, while Curtis Wells won outgoing council member Lynn Jackson’s At-Large seat on the council, according to unofficial election results from the Grand County Clerk’s Office.

Local voters also approved a health care facilities sales tax by a margin of more than three to one, and they cast their ballots in favor of a local school district levy property tax by a vote of nearly 64 percent to just over 36 percent.

In the only contested Grand County Board of Education race, incumbent District 3 candidate Jim Webster fended off a challenge from Dave Bierschied, winning 575 votes, or 54.25 percent, compared to 485 votes, or 45.75 percent, for Bierschied.

For more information about local election results — and reactions to races for local, state and federal office — please see this week’s edition of the Moab Sun News, on stands and online on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Local sales, property taxes approved by wide margins