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Big spenders didn’t top vote in Payson council race

Retirees provided most of the donations, but Carpenter financed his own campaign

The council election in which challenger Fred Carpenter upended Vice Mayor Mike Vogel showed no clear relationship between spending and vote totals — and no sign at all of the real estate, developer and construction money that once played a key role in town politics.

Former manager in council race

Three Payson councilors running for re-election despite a bleak budget

Turns out Payson council candidates in a recession are as hard to find as a developer who wants a building permit.

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