Election Information

News Release

 Citizen of the Benchland Water District

to elect  four (4) Trustees by an election to their governing board on 

November 7, 2017

The Benchland Water District provides irrigation service to much of Farmington, parts of Kaysville and Fruit Heights and to adjacent areas of unincorporated Davis County.  The District is governed by a board of seven (7) Trustees that serve four-year terms of office.  At the present time those serving as Trustees are Chairman Paul White, Vice Chairman Judy Rice, Scott Bass, Paul Hirst, Phil Leonard, Justen Smith and Jim Taylor.

Four of the seven Trustees of the Benchland Water District will complete their terms of office December 31, 2017.  The District will hold an election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in conjunction with the City Municipal Election to elect four(4) Trustees to a four-year term of office.  The four Trustees whose terms expire are Phil Leonard, Judy Rice, Jim Taylor and Justen Smith.

Responsibilities of Trustees as a participant of the elected seven member Board of Trustees of the Benchland Water District are as follows:

  1.  Attend the regularly scheduled and specially called Benchland Board of Trustee Meetings.  Attendance Policy: Miss no more than two (2) consecutive meetings.
  2.  Set and approve District Policy, set and approve District Budget and expenditures, and oversee the District Management.

Residents of the District desiring to become a candidate for Trustee in the 2017 election must file their Declaration of Candidacy with the Benchland Water District Clerk during office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weekdays between June 1, 2017 and June 7, 2017. No declaration of candidacy for Benchland Water District Trustee shall be accepted after 5:00 p.m. June 7. 2017.  The District office is located at 485 East Shepard Lane, Kaysville.  Our office telephone number is (801) 451-2105.

Qualifications for Candidacy are as follows:

  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be a resident of the Benchland Water District.
  • Be a registered voter of the Benchland Water District.
  • Candidate cannot be an employee of the Benchland Water District.



Current Board of Trustees are as follows:

Name                        Present Term of Office

Scott Bass              January 1, 2016   thru     December 31, 2019               
Paul Hirst               January 1, 2016   thru     December 31, 2019
Paul White              January 1, 2016   thru     December 31, 2019


Phil Leonard             January 1, 2014     thru     December 31, 2017
Judy Rice                 January 1, 2014     thru     December 31, 2017
Jim Taylor                January 1, 2014      thru     December 31, 2017
Justen Smith            November 19, 2015 thru     December 31, 2017