Joshua Kyler Hoggan's bid to become mayor of Roy went up in smoke Tuesday night, little more than a year after pleading guilty to a failed bomb scheme.
But 45 voters, or 5 percent of the 908 voting in the mayoral primary, chose to "Vote Hoggan," and the 18-year-old Weber State University student says he was able to partially repair his reputation. Hoggan served time in juvenile detention for possessing a weapon of mass destruction in connection to a foiled bomb scheme at Roy High School in January 2012.
"I think the campaign helped dispel notions from the Roy High incident," Hoggan said. "I seized the opportunity from the publicity and tried to turn it into something good to hopefully, over time, gain some trust back."