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Ex-Pleasant View mayor to seek Weber County clerk-auditor post

By Tim Vandenack - | Feb 27, 2022

Photo supplied/Toby Mileski

Toby Mileski, the former Pleasant View mayor.

OGDEN -- Toby Mileski, the former Pleasant View mayor, is vying for the Weber County clerk-auditor post.

Mileski, a Republican, said concern about taxes is spurring his efforts, alluding to recent tax hikes in the county. Weber County commissioners approved a tax hike last December, as did Central Weber Sewer Improvement District officials. Leaders in several Weber County cities approved tax hikes earlier in 2021.

"There's a lot of money at stake, a lot of tax money," said Mileski, a real estate broker and property manager. He served as mayor of Pleasant View from 2014 through 2017 and unsuccessfully ran for Weber County commissioner in 2020.

Ricky Hatch, the incumbent, is seeking reelection to what would be his fourth term. He previously told the Standard-Examiner he loves the work and thinks he's making a difference locally and across Utah. Hatch is also a Republican.

The clerk-auditor's office helps with budgeting of county operations and oversees elections. The clerk-auditor doesn't vote on property tax increases, a responsibility of commissioners.

Mileski said he's in the process of collecting signature to secure a place on the GOP primary ballot. He needs 1,947 signatures on petitions to earn the spot. Hatch will seek a place on the ballot at the March 26 Weber County Republican Party convention.

The formal filing period for candidates starts Monday and ends March 4.

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