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Hillyard Concedes State Senate Race to Wilson After 40 Years In Office

Man puts a ballot in a mailbox
Eli Lucero
Herald Journal

Polling results for the June Primary are pouring in, and in Cache County, early data shows a newcomer upsetting an incumbent with concession already.

“He’s won,” said Senator Lyle Hillyard of Logan. “There's no way I'll win, so he's won, and I’m not even worrying about it anymore.” 

Hillyard upset an incumbent for the state senate’s District 25 seat 40 years ago, and challenger Chris Willson, a Logan business owner, has done the same to him in 2020. With only 38% of reported votes in the county, Hillyard conceded the race to Wilson (62%) on Wednesday.Read the rest of the story here on

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