2021 Municipal Election Information

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that Santa Clara City will hold a Municipal Election on November 2, 2021 for the following offices:


(4-year Term)

Rick Rosenberg

 2 City Council Positions

(4-Year Term)


Jimi Kestin

Ben Shakespeare

Christa Hinton

The constitutional and statutory qualifications to vote in this election are:

  1. Be a United States citizen.
  2. Be a resident of Utah for at least 30 days immediately before the election.
  3. Be at least 18 years of age on the day of the election.
  4. Be a resident of the voting district in the municipality in which you desire to vote.
  5. If a person is involuntarily confined or incarcerated in a jail or prison, or other such facility, the voting precinct in which the person must be registered is the voting precinct in which the person resided before confinement or incarceration.
  6. A person who has been convicted of a felony who’s right to vote has not been restored as provided by law may not register to vote while incarcerated.

SANTA CLARA CITY USES THE VOTE BY MAIL METHOD as the primary means of casting ballots for all elections. The Drop Box for Santa Clara City is located at the Santa Clara Library and ballots may be dropped off there.   

Things to remember:

  1. Any Ballots not mailed by the week prior to election day should be dropped off at the Drop Box Location or will not be counted until after election day.
  2. Remember to sign your Envelope, or it will not be counted. You will get a letter from the County informing you. Signatures must be verified.
  3. ONLY Vote for 2 Candidates, if you vote for more, your ballot is disqualified.

The Santa Clara Polling Location is:

DISTRICTS 1, 2, 3, & 4 are at the Santa Clara City Office located at 2603 Santa Clara Drive.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


For further information, please contact the City Recorder at 673-6712 ext. 203.

Chris Shelley, City Recorder

2021 Candidates for Office of Mayor

Candidate List as of June 8, 2021
NameAddressZip CodeTelephoneEmail Address
Rick T. Rosenberg812 Lava Flow Drive84765435-680-3931rickr@racivil.com

2021 Candidates for Office of City Council

Candidate List as of June 8, 2021
NameAddressZip CodeTelephoneEmail Address
Jimi Kestin1557 El Vista Circle84765435-669-9070jimikestin@gmail.com
Ben Shakespeare3138 Bonneli Trail84765435-703-4164ben@shakespearedev.com
Christa Hinton3125 Swiss Drive84765435-229-0493christahinton1@gmail.com

Rick Rosenberg

Rick Rosenberg

Re-Elect Candidate for Mayor

(435) 680-3931

Rick and his wife Terri moved to Santa Clara in 1989 and raised their four children in their Lava Flow Drive neighborhood.  He graduated from Utah State University in 1984 with a BS degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and is the founder of Rosenberg Associates, a full-service civil engineering and land surveying firm headquartered in St. George.  Rick has been actively involved in public service for over 22 years in Santa Clara, currently serving his eleventh year as Mayor, following five years on the City Council and six years as a Planning Commissioner.  He has been recognized for his service and achievements in civil engineering and public works project design throughout Washington County.  Rick understands the value and costs associated with providing critical services and infrastructure for residents within the community.  His leadership was critical during the community’s recovery following the federally declared Santa Clara River floods in 2005, 2010 and again in 2012 following the Laub Pond Detention Basin failure and flood.  A native son of pioneer stock from Southern Utah, he is a strong supporter of the community’s heritage and the annual Swiss Days celebration.  Rick and Terri remain heavily involved in community service and are especially proud to call Santa Clara home.  He is also an avid fly fisherman and enjoys trips to Alaska, Lake Powell and other destinations with his family and friends whenever time permits.

Ben Shakespeare

Ben Shakespeare

Re-Elect Candidate for City Council

(435) 703-4164

Ben Shakesepeare was born and raised in southern Utah. He is the third of nine children born to Tom and Gloria Shakespeare. After graduating from Dixie High School he served a 2 year LDS mission to Caracas Venezuela then continued his education at Dixie College. Ben has spent the last 22 years working with his father and brother in Tom’s Mechanical, a commercial plumbing and mechanical company and is currently a partner with his brother. Ben is also the owner of Shakespeare Development Group, a construction company that builds custom homes and commercial throughout Southern Utah. Ben is active in the community and enjoys serving throughout. He has served on the Kite festival Board and on the Snow Canyon Little League Board for 12 years and is currently the league president. Ben has a great love for Southern Utah. He enjoys all that this great area has to offer and will continue to offer future generations. Ben married Tawni Tuttle of Santa Clara in 1995. Together they have 4 children.

Christa Hinton

Christa Hinton

Candidate for City Council

Christa Hinton has lived in Santa Clara for most of her life and loves the quality of life unique to this area. She and her husband, Michael, raised their four children here because she enjoyed growing up in Santa Clara and wanted her family to have those same experiences.

Christa serves on the Utah PTA Legislative Committee and Snow Canyon High School PTA board. She served as prior board member of Snow Canyon Middle School PTA and member of Snow Canyon Middle School Community Council. She serves on the Utah Federation of Republican Women board and is active in Washington County Republican Women where she has served as debate committee member, communications specialist, third vice president, and member-at-large. Christa worked as campaign manager and constituent liaison for House Representative Lowry Snow since 2012, working with him on policy issues, including education and criminal justice reform. In 2016, she served as campaign manager for Senator Don Ipson.

Christa graduated from Dixie State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Professional Communication at Southern Utah University. Christa is the Operations and Marketing Manager for a local law firm.

Jimi Kestin

Jimi Kestin

Candidate for City Council

Please consider supporting me for City Council.

When you consider the professional experience and leadership I bring to this position, I believe you will agree that it is exactly what we need on our City Council:

Masters level experience working for approximately four decades in Finance, Management, and Banking, specializing in Business Administration, Budgets, Public and Community Relations, Negotiations, Conflict Resolution, and Marketing. For the last 14 years I have used these skills as an Asst. V.P. with the State Bank of Southern Utah.

Former Chairman of the Board of the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce, and serve as one of their good will ambassadors, the Dixie Sunshiner’s.

2 terms as Chairman of the Washington County Republican Party, twice elected to the Exec Committee of the State Republican Party, and the 2nd Congressional District elected me to represent Utah as a member of the Electoral College in 2020.

Co-Founder and Past President of the Interfaith Council of Washington County.

Washington County PIO Committee tasked with emergency response coordination for Washington County.

Please call (435) 669-9070 with questions or areas you feel need attention or set up a “meet the candidate” event or to get a yard sign.

Thank you!