Former planning commissioner Canice Harte announces run for Summit County Council

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — Former Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioner and outdoor industry executive Canice Harte announced he is running for Summit County Council as a Democrat.

Harte has lived in Summit County for 16 years along with his wife, Katy Wang, who is the executive director of Park City Film.

He previously served in the United States Marine Corps and has held positions at outdoor companies such as The North Face, Patagonia, and Salomon. Harte is a past president of the Park City Rotary and was on the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission from 2014 until July 2020. He is a current board member for the Friends of Summit County Search and Rescue.

“My sincere desire and hope and promise is to represent as many people as I can,” Harte said in an interview with TownLift

“I really want to engage the public,” he said, adding that he wants them to “be a part of these processes as we go forward, because we have a lot of change coming our way. And we will succeed if we manage it together.”

Along with making sure the community is engaged, Harte said his top priorities are managing the county’s excessive growth, regional collaboration in regards to traffic and transportation, inclusive affordable housing, and sustainability.

Harte is running for Summit County Council Chair Glenn Wright’s seat (Seat E) along with Francis Mayor Byron Ames, a Republican. Wright has said he is not running for reelection.

Harte previously ran for county council in 2020, where he lost to current councilwoman Malena Stevens in the Democratic primary.

The filing window for the election opens at 8 am on Monday, Feb. 28, and runs until 5 pm on Friday, March 4.

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