BRIGHAM CITY – What started out as a meet and greet here with five candidates for the U.S. Senate has growth into one of the biggest northern Utah political events in recent memory.

The Republican Women of Box Elder County say that their previously announced political event on Friday, Mar. 29 will now also host a majority of hopefuls in the running for statewide offices.

Slated to attend that gathering at the Brigham City campus of Utah State University are five candidates vying to replace Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) in Washington. They are Trent Staggs, Carolyn Phippen and Brent Hatch, as well as former Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson and U.S. Rep. John Curtis (R-UT).

Also on hand will be two candidates for the post of state auditor — Tina Cannon and Ricky Hatch; four individuals in the running for attorney general – Derek Brown, Rachel Terry, Trent Christensen and Frank Mylar; and state Representatives Tom Peterson (R-Brigham City) and Matt Gwynn (R-Farr West).

Six candidate for Seat C on the Box Elder County Commission are also schedule to attend. Those local candidates are Rodney Benntt, Tyler Vincent, Stan Summers, Steven Zollinger, Dusty Hootie Roche and Sam McMurdie.

The Box Elder GOP women says they are expecting more than 400 people to attend, including Republican delegates from Box Elder, Cache, Weber, Utah and Davis counties.

The political event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

For questions or additional information about the event, northern Utah residents are urged to call Corinna Harris at 435-730-0056.

The USU Campus in Brigham City is located at 989 S. Main Street.


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