The Green Papers: Utah 2015 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:2,770,765 (0.89% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:6(1.12% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
Capital:Salt Lake City
 

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Utah State and Local Government

Utah 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Nomination note: In UTAH, where a single candidate has already received the support of more than 50% to 60% of the delegates at the Party Convention (the percentage itself is set by the Party), that candidate receives the Party's nomination. Otherwise, the top two vote getters at the Convention advance to the Primary. The "Count My Vote" laws lets candidates skip the convention and appear on the primary ballot. Independents are allowed to participate in party primaries.


Conventions are held by the Constitution, Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican Parties prior to the primary.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator Orrin G. Hatch
First elected: 1976; re-elected: 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Senator Orrin G. Hatch
FEC S6UT00063

Class 3 Republican Senator Mike Lee
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Jonathan Jeffrey Swinton
FEC S6UT00238; 30 Sep 15; Tot $10,380; Dsb $638
  Candidate Republican     Senator Mike Lee
FEC S0UT00165; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,974,795; Dsb $1,121,577

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Republican Governor Gary R. Herbert
As Lieutenant Governor, succeeded to the Governorship upon the resignation of Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. (Republican), effective 11 August 2009. First elected in a special election: 2010; re-elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Governor Gary R. Herbert
  Candidate Republican     Jonathan Johnson

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. Cox
Appointed: 16 October 2013 (re: resignation of Lieutenant Governor Gregory S. "Greg" Bell).
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 11 August 2009: State Senator Gregory S. "Greg" Bell enters office as Lieutenant Governor. Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. (Republican) resigned to become Ambassador to China causing Lieutenant Governor Gary R. Herbert (Republican) to ascend to the Governor's Chair.
1 September 2009: Lieutenant Governor Bell is unanimously confirmed by the Utah Senate. He was first elected in a special election in 2010 and re-elected in 2012.
16 September 2013: Lieutenant Governor Bell announces his resignation- "... I have decided it's time to step down and return to the employment market.". Governor Gary R. Herbert will name a replacement, who will be confirmed by the state Senate. Lieutenant Governor Bell will remain on the job until the confirmation.
16 October 2013: The Utah State Senate confirms state Representative Spencer J. Cox (Republican) as the new Lieutenant Governor.

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Republican (4 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman Robert William "Rob" Bishop
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Robert William "Rob" Bishop
FEC H2UT01094; 30 Sep 15; Tot $423,000; Dsb $234,478

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman Chris Stewart
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Charlene McArthur Albarran
FEC H6UT02390
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Chris Stewart
FEC H2UT02324; 30 Sep 15; Tot $277,384; Dsb $167,778

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Jason Chaffetz
FEC H8UT03089; 30 Sep 15; Tot $615,189; Dsb $341,108
  Candidate Republican     Chia-Chi Teng
FEC H6UT03166

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman Mia B. Love
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     H. Douglas "Doug" Owens
FEC H4UT04011; 30 Sep 15; Tot $322,722; Dsb $38,026
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Mia B. Love
FEC H2UT04023; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,421,614; Dsb $954,519

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Republican Attorney General Sean D. Reyes
Appointed: 23 December 2013 (re: resignation of Attorney General John Swallow [Republican]). First elected in a Special Election: 4 November 2014.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Republican Treasurer Richard K. Ellis
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Republican Auditor John Dougall
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 3 candidates
  Republican: 11 incumbents, 9 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Desert Greens (affiliate of Green)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Independent American (affiliate of Constitution)
  Justice Party
  Unity
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.le.state.ut.us/Documents/code_const.htm
Election Authority
  State of Utah Elections Office
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  The Senate Site - Republican
  Utah House of Representatives
  Utah House of Representatives
  Utah Senate Democrats
  Utah State Legislature
  Utah State Senate
Democratic
  Utah Democratic Party
Republican
  Utah Republican Party
Third Party
  Being Human Party
  Constitution Party of Utah
  Desert Greens Green Party of Utah
  Independent American Party of Utah
  Justice Party of Utah
  Justice Party of Utah
  Libertarian Party of Utah
  The Constitution Party of Utah
  United Utah Party
  Unity Party of Utah
Media & others
  Box Elder News Journal
  Deseret Morning News - Salt Lake City
  KSL TV - NBC - Salt Lake City
  KTVX - ABC - Salt Lake City
  KUTV TV - CBS - Salt Lake City
  Park Record - Park City
  Politics1.com - Utah
  Standard-Examiner - Ogden
  The Daily Herald - Provo
  The Herald Journal - Logan
  The Salt Lake Tribune
  The Spectrum - St. George
  The Times-News - Nephi
  The Wasatch Wave
  Tooele Transcript Bulletin
  Utah Policy - Politics, Communications & Government Relations
  Utah Politico Hub
  Vote Utah - KUED

 


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