CLEARFIELD -- The campaign race sequel between House District 14 candidates Rep. Curt Oda, R-Clearfield, and Democratic challenger Chris Williams played out Tuesday like a summer rerun.
The updated political score between the two: Oda 2, Williams 0. Oda garnered just over 65 percent of the vote; Williams received over 34 percent of the total.
Several attempts to reach Oda for comment were unsuccessful.
But GOP party leaders were ecstatic over the their sweep in Davis County, and the historic night Republicans were having nationally.
"It's always a great day to be a Republican. Today, it is a fantastic day to be a Republican," said Davis GOP Chairwoman Shirley Bouwhuis.
No matter the endorsements, Bouwhuis said, refering to registered Republicans Bountiful Mayor Joe Johnson and Layton Mayor Steve Curtis endorsing Democrats, "the best candidates have prevailed," she said.
Oda was only one of the Davis Republicans who steamrolled into office Tuesday for another term riding the wave of the state being recognized as one of the best fiscally managed states in the nation, and a county that had strong straight party Republican ballots cast compared to the Democrats.
The last time a Democrat captured a partisan office in Davis County was two decades ago.
But going into Tuesday, if the race had come down to who had the most signs, it would have been closer than it was.
Williams, 47, spokesman for the Davis School District, stated throughout his campaign that "signs don't vote."
Despite that, the campaign signs for both candidates blanketed State Street in Clearfield.
Making the race more interesting was the fact the 57-year-old Oda, who has held his legislative seat since 2005, and Williams had tangled before.
Their previous tussle was at the 2008 Davis County Republican Party convention where Oda gained just enough delegate support to stave off a GOP primary with Williams.
Since then, Williams moved to the Democratic ticket out of concern the GOP is moving further away from supporting education as evidenced by the $61 million in funding cuts the Davis School District has been asked to make.
Oda, an insurance agent, claims legislators did all they could in these tight economic times to preserve funding for education.
"Does (Williams) want 120 percent of everyone's money?" Oda said earlier.
Before the polls closed Tuesday night, Williams said, "I'm still feeling pretty confident."
The Clearfield resident campaigned up to the last minute, doing honk-and-waves to catch the attention of would-be voters.
"We had a good time."
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