Special Election Set for Tuesday

A special election is being held in Assembly District 42 on Tuesday – to fill a vacant seat. The election only affects the areas of Brandon, Fairwater, Alto, and Metomen. The governor called the election to fill the vacancy, but the person elected will only serve out the rest of this year – as the seat is also on the fall ballots. County Clerk Lisa Freiberg says while the May primary saw very little turnout, she is seeing a significant rise in interest and political action in the area. She adds that the voting booths are well stocked with ballots, just in case there is a larger turnout than expected. Republican Jon Plumer, Democrat Ann Groves Lloyd and Independent Gene Rubinstein are on Tuesday’s ballot.