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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 mayor critiques council, wants more salary cuts

Former Payson mayor Bob Edwards offered a post-election critique of the council as three council members listened grimly, but many of the questions focused on whether the town should allow seven-story buildings.

Payson incumbents expected to run

Former town manager may run, but former mayor Bob Edwards says he will sit this election out

All the Payson Town Council incumbents are expected to seek re-election, which so far has deterred potential challengers.

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