Utah Resources

Population: 2,995,919 (2015)

Filing deadline: March 15, 2018.

Primary: June 26, 2018.

Utah (R+22) is one of the most conservative states in the Union and the only one with a majority of Mormons. It is 83% White and 11% Hispanic.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 6. Utah is solid state for the GOP in Presidential elections.

Sena­torer: 2 Republicans.

Orrin Hatch

Senator class 1: Orrin Hatch (R)
Committees: Finance (Chair), Health & Education, Judiciary.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Orrin Hatch

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
Safe GOP.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Lawyer Orrin Hatch (b.1934) was first elected in 1976 and is currently President pro tempore of the Senate. He won 65% in 2012.

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Mike Lee

Senator class 3: Mike Lee (R)
Committees: Commerce, Energy & Natural Resources, Judiciary.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Mike Lee

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 11, 2017:
Lawyer Mike Lee (b.1971) beat the incumbent Republican in the nomination in 2010 and was reelected in 2016 with 68%.

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Representatives: 4 Representatives, all Republican.

Rob Bishop

District 1
Representative: Rob Bishop (R)
Committees: Natural Resources (Chair), Armed Services.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Rob Bishop

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 11, 2017:
The district (R+27) covers northern and northeastern parts, plus northern suburbs of Salt Lake City. It is 85% White and 10% Hispanic. Teacher and State Representative Rob Bishop (b.1951) was first elected in 2002 and won 65% in 2016.

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Chris Stewart

District 2
Representative: Chris Stewart (R)
Committees: Appropriations, Intelligence.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Chris Stewart

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 11, 2017:
The district (R+18) covers the western half of the state as far north as Salt Lake City, which it includes most of. It is 81% White and 13% Hispanic. Veteran, author and businessman Chris Stewart (b.1960) was first elected in 2012 and won 62% in 2016.

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John Curtis

 

District 3
Representative: John Curtis (R)
Committees: ?.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: John Curtis

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Nov 16, 2017:
The district (R+18) includes most of the eastern and southeastern areas of the state, including parts of Provo and Salt Lake City. It is 86% White. Jason Chaffetz (b.1967) was first elected in 2008 and won 74% in 2016. He resigned from the House on June 30 and the GOP held the seat with businessman and Provo Mayor John Curtis (b.1960), who won 58% in a special election in November, 2017.

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Mia Love

District 4
Representative: Mia Love (R)
Committees: Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Mia Love

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 11, 2017:
The district (R+16) lies in central Utah and runs south to include southern parts of Salt Lake City and western parts of Provo. It is 79% White and 14% Hispanic. Mayor Mia Love (b.1975) took the seat on the second attempt, and won 53% in 2016.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day: The first Monday of January.

There are no term limits for any of the State Offices in Utah.

Gary Herbert

Governor: Gary Her­bert (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Gary Her­bert

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 11, 2017:
Real estate broker and County Commissioner Gary Her­bert (b.1947) was first won a special election in 2010 and took 67% in 2016.

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Spencer Cox

Lieutenant Governor: Spencer Cox (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Spencer Cox

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 11, 2017:
The LG is chosen by the gubernatorial nominee and elected on the same ticket. LG Spencer Cox (b.1975) is a lawyer and State Representative who was appointed to the office in October 2013. He was elected to a full four year-term in 2016.

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David Damschen

Treasurer: David Damschen (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: David Damschen

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 11, 2017:
Banker and Assistant Treasurer David Damschen was appointed to the office in late 2015 and won 61% in 2016.

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John Dougall

Auditor: John Dou­gall (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: John Dou­gall

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 11, 2017:
Engineer and businessman John Dou­gall (b.1966) served ten years in the State House before beating the incumbent State Auditor in the primary in 2012. He won 63% in 2016.

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Sean Reyes

Attorney General: Sean Reyes (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Sean Reyes

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 11, 2017:
Lawyer Sean Reyes (b.1971) was first appointed to the job in 2014 and won with 65% in 2016.

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State Senate: 29 (5D / 24R). Term: 4 years. Half elected in 2018/2020.
State House: 75 (13D / 62R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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