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Caucus Meeting

August 11th is a very important date for Fruit Heights City residents; it’s the night that you can be involved in choosing who will be running for election to the 3 City Council seats that will be available during the November 3rd General Election.  If you are relatively new to our City, you may not be familiar with our City’s nominating process. 

In Fruit Heights we use a caucus system (not a Primary) to determine who will be running for election.  76 years ago, our founding fathers laid ground work for what has become the remaining City in Davis County and one of a handful of Cities within the State of Utah that continues to use the caucus system to nominate candidates who will run in the General Election.  There are two non-partisan parties that have been established within the City’s caucus system, the Pinecone Party, and the Sagebrush Party.  Each of these parties is charged with nominating (by popular vote at the caucus meetings) three (3) candidates who will run for election this year. There really is no difference in the two parties, what is important is that we have a choice of candidates to vote for.

This year, the Fruit Heights City Caucus meetings are scheduled for August 11th at 7:00 pm at the Fruit Heights City Hall.  The Sagebrush party will meet in the Council Chambers and the Pinecone Party will meet downstairs at the City Building. 

Mayor Don Carroll and the Fruit Heights City Council are encouraging residents of Fruit Heights to attend this important meeting and to nominate people who will represent each of the parties. Those elected from the General Election will serve for a period of 4 years and are elected at-large. 

If you are interested in running for City Council, bring a couple of your friends (who are City residents) and come to the Caucus meetings!  If you want to learn about those who might be running for the Council, bring a couple of your friends (who are City residents) and come to the Caucus meetings.  Your vote in the Caucus meeting can make a big difference as we usually have less than 100 people that attend these meetings.  In a City that has grown from just over 1300 homes 10 years ago to over 1700 homes now, we need a lot more people to become involved in this process.

Please – come be involved in your community.

The fine print for those considering running:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen at the time of the nomination
  • Must be a registered voter in Fruit Heights City
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be a resident of Fruit Heights City for at least 365 consecutive days immediately preceding the election (August 11th, 2015)
  • Cannot be a convicted felon