Taylorsville and South Jordan voters unseated their fill-in mayors Tuesday, but it was good election night for incumbent mayors in seven of Salt Lake County's other cities.
In Taylorsville, residents turned to Councilman Larry Johnson to be their mayor for the next four years. According to unofficial returns, they pushed aside Jerry Rechtenbach, who had been a councilman until he was elevated to mayor in January when Russ Wall left that position to work for Salt Lake County. Johnson had cast the council's lone vote against Rechtenbach's appointment.
South Jordan voters similarly rejected Scott Osborne, a councilman who became mayor in 2012, in favor of dentist Dave Alvord. But this election could be headed toward a recount because Alvord's margin of victory unofficially just 19 votes was fewer than the number of precincts (45) in the city.