“The Salt Lake County GOP will pick Shiozawa’s replacement for the 2018 session. So far, there are eight candidates who have jumped into the race to replace Shiozawa. They include Jay Brummett, Jaren Davis, Hal Davis, Mark Griffin, Laynee Jones, Brian Zehender, Mike Squires and Jesse Curtis. The Salt Lake County GOP delegates will elect a replacement on January 9. Nominations for the slot will be taken from the floor when delegates meet, and candidates can jump into the race as late as that evening. A special election in 2018 will determine who gets to finish the final two years of Shiozawa’s term.”