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2013 Election Results
On November 17th, 2013 the Mayor and City Council assembled as the Board of Canvassers to canvas the 2013 Municipal Election, here are the election results.    

The City would like to thank those candidates who ran in the 2013 Municipal Election, for their willingness to put themselves out there and for having the desire to make a difference in our community.  We would also like to thank the Davis County Elections Office, the Election Judges, and other elections officers and staff who volunteered their time during the election process.  Our thanks also goes out to all those residents who took the time to cast their votes, you all helped to make the process very successful.  

Thank You.    

History of the Pinecone and Sagebrush Parties
Fruit Heights enjoys a unique system of conducting municipal elections. Many years ago the Town Council decided that while the municipal elections should be totally non-partisan, they should still hold conventions to ensure that there would always be a choice for each vacancy of office on the ballot in November.

According to Forest Barker, Brig Harvey suggested that since he was a sheepherder and had so much open land that one of the parties should be the Sagebrush Party. Mr. Barker, who lives among the pines, suggested that one of the parties should be the Pinecone Party.

The Council sought the advice of Vernon Carr of Carr Printing because he owned the company everyone around used to print their ballots. Mr. Carr helped them work out the paperwork and the unique 2-party system we enjoy in Fruit Heights was born.

Bi-annually in September, Caucus Meetings or Conventions are held at Fruit Heights City Hall to decide who wuold be running for office. Years ago it was more like a draft, where the party chairs were charged with making sure that they had someone to run for each open seat. Everyone eligible to vote in the Novemer elections is invited to attend these meetings.

Important Dates to Remember
August 13 7:00 p.m. Caucus Meetings 
September 22 Campaign signs can be placed throughout the City
October 10 7:30 p.m. Meet the Candidates Night at City Hall
October 15 7:30 p.m. Meet the Candidates Night at City Hall
City Council Meeting will be held from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
October 22-31 Early Voting 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. City Hall
November 1 Early Voting 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
January 7 Inauguration Day

Caucus Meeting Results
The Pinecone and Sagebrush Parties have nominated the following candidates to run in the upcoming General Election.  To learn more about each of the candidates, click on the their names and read their bios.   

Pinecone Party                                 Sagebrush Party
Eileen Moss -  Fruit Heights City Mayor Don Carroll - Fruit Heights City Mayor
Scot Poole - City Council                      Julia Busche - City Council
John Whitchurch - City Council              Scott Nielson - City Council