FARMINGTON — A former Farmington mayor will serve as a part-time municipal judge in Farmington for the next four years.
Bill Standley received nearly 500 more votes than James Rowland, the incumbent part-time judge. Standley received 1,814 votes, and Rowland received 1,315 votes, according to unofficial results from the Farmington city clerk.
Rowland served as part-time municipal judge in Farmington for the last 18 years.
He could not be reached for comment on Tuesday evening.
"Naturally, I was very happy that the results came out as positive as they did," Standley said.
He said he worked hard during his campaign.
Standley, who co-founded the Totah Behavioral Health Authority, said he is interested in trying new alternative sentencing programs, such as the Joint Intervention Program that recently formed in partnership with Totah Behavioral Health Authority and Presbyterian Medical Services.
The program focuses on monitoring and treating repeat offenders with addiction problems.
"We should have a menu of sentencing that works to reduce re-sentencing and re-offending as much as possible," Standley said.