OGDEN -- Republican Matthew Bell took a strong early lead over Democratic challenger Corey Combe for a vacant seat on the Weber County Commission.
At 9:15 p.m., with mail-in and early votes counted, Bell had 16,649 votes and Combe had 10,442.
Bell, a lieutenant with the Weber County Sheriff's office, is a longtime chariman of the county's Republican Party.
Combe owns and operates a landscaping business.
During the campaign, both candidates agreed the county's economy and jobs are key concerns.
The seat is vacant because incumbent Commissioner Craig Dearden did not seek another term.