Complaint filed against southern Utah candidate

Complaint filed against southern Utah candidate



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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- A complaint alleging unethical conduct by an incumbent seeking re-election to the Washington City Council has been filed with the Utah lieutenant governor's office.

The complaint contends Councilman Steve Van Der Heyden tried to eliminate challenger Bill Hudson from the race by offering to get Hudson a spot on the city's planning commission.

Van Der Heyden denies the allegations.

But Hudson says Van Der Heyden approached him with the offer before a council meeting in July. Hudson says he initially said he would think about it, but later decided to stay in the race.

The complaint with state election officials was filed jointly by Washington City's Mayor Terrill Clove and council members Roger Bundy, Jean Arbuckle, Michael Heaton and Jeff Turek.

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Information from: The Spectrum

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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