Newest commissioner shares hope for county
Stan Summers admits his plate is already full. The owner of several Tremonton businesses, a Box Elder School District bus driver and an involved family man, he has little time left in his day.
But a desire to become involved in the county he has called home his entire life and to help guide its future put his name on the ballot for commissioner last year. The majority vote of the people put that same name on a plaque at the commission table, beginning in January. It joins many other well-known leaders who have also sat at that table.
“It never hit me, even after I won the primary, what the position meant,” the Bothwell resident said. “But then I was reading the list of names of past county commissioners posted in the office. Those are the ones I looked up to my whole life. Now my name will be up with theirs. It’s very humbling.”
So how does Summers plan on juggling this new, humbling role with his busy schedule?
“I’ll just get up a little earlier and work a littler harder,” he said.
Summers said hard work is nothing new to him. He grew up on a farm just east of the crossroads in Tremonton and learned at a young age the importance of a good work ethic. With a very supportive family around him to help out, he feels he will have the time to devote to his new political life and will bring his knowledge of the area to that office.
“I think it is important to have people (in office) who are involved in the community,” he said. “I think I am more connected and very accessible.”
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