The Green Papers: Utah 2023 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Special Primary for CD 2: Tuesday 5 September 2023
✓ Special Election House CD 2: Tuesday 21 November 2023
Thursday 8 June - Wednesday 14 June 2023 - Filing - Special Election for House CD 2 .
Wednesday 5 July 2023 - Deadlines for the House CD 2 Special Election for (1) unqualified parties to select a candidate, (2) qualified parties to select a candidate by convention, or (3) qualified party candidates not using the convention to submit signatures .
Tuesday 5 September 2023 - Special Primary for CD 2 . Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p MDT (1300-0200 UTC).
Tuesday 21 November 2023 - Special Election House CD 2. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p MST (1400-0300 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:3,275,252 (1.06% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:6(0.00% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
Capital:Salt Lake City
 

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Utah State and Local Government

Utah Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Nomination note: In UTAH, where a single candidate has already received the support of a percentage (set by the party) of the delegates at the Party Convention, 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 be nominated by convention or petition their way on to the primary ballot. Independents are allowed to participate in party primaries.

Conventions are held by the Constitution, Democratic, Green, Independent American, Libertarian, Republican, and United Utah parties prior to the primary. The Constitution, Democratic, Green, Independent American Party, Libertarian, Republican, and United Utah Parties are ballot qualified.


Special Elections: The Governor has 7 days to call a primary and special general election. Per state law, those dates may be this year's municipal election and next year's Presidential Primary, unless the state Legislature appropriates money to hold elections on another date. The special primary must be held at least 90 days after the date the governor issues his proclamation. Political parties have 21 - 28 days to nominate their candidates. Candidates have not more than 28 days to submit signatures to qualify for the ballot.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 118th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator  Willard "Mitt" Romney
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 13 September 2023: " ".... it's time for a new generation of leaders."
 Candidate list (8)
  Candidate Republican     Roosevelt Mayor  Rod "JR" Bird, Jr.
FEC S4UT00225; 30 Sep 23; Tot $1,082,497; Dsb $240
  Candidate Republican     Gabriel Stuart Lobo-Blanco
FEC S4UT00183; 30 Sep 23; Tot $350; Dsb $22
  Candidate Republican     Carolyn Marie Phippen
FEC S4UT00241
  Candidate Republican     Joshua R. "Josh" Randall
FEC S4UT00233
  Candidate Republican     Riverton Mayo  Trent Staggs
FEC S4UT00217; 30 Sep 23; Tot $532,124; Dsb $94,033
  Candidate Republican     Chandler Tanner
FEC S4UT00258
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Brad R. Wilson
FEC S4UT00209; 30 Sep 23; Tot $3,231,282; Dsb $382,117
  Candidate Republican     Brian Wright

Class 3 Republican Senator  Mike Lee
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016, 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2028

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Spencer J. Cox
Previously served as Lieutenant Governor 2013-2020; First elected: 2020
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
17 March 2023: "I promised two terms if the people will have me. So that will be it for me."
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Brian S. King
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Spencer J. Cox
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Phil Lyman

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Deidre M. Henderson
First elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

118th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2024, 2026. No Term Limit. 118th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Republican (4 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 1 Republican Member of Congress  Blake David Moore
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Blake David Moore
FEC H0UT01205; 30 Sep 23; Tot $867,950; Dsb $304,853

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 2 Republican Member of Congress  Celeste Maloy
First elected in a Special Election: 21 November 2023 [re: resignation of Chris Stewart (Republican)]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Colby Jenkins
  Candidate Republican     Tyrone "Ty" Jensen
FEC H4UT02361
 30 May 2023: Media reports state Member of Congress Chris Stewart plans to resign due to ongoing health issues with his wife. Should he resign, Governor Spencer Cox has 7 days to call a primary and special general election. Per state law, those dates may be this year's municipal election (7 November 2023) and next year's Presidential Primary (5 March 2024), unless the state Legislature appropriates money to hold elections on another date.
31 May 2023: Member of Congress Chris Stewart: ".. my wife's health concerns have made it necessary that I retire from Congress after an orderly transition can be ensured ...."
6 June 2023: Member of Congress Chris Stewart wrote to Governor Cox: "I write to inform you that I hereby irrevocably resign from the U.S. House of Representatives, effective at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on September 15th, 2023." He was first elected in 2012 and re-elected in 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2022.
7 June 2023: Governor Spencer J. Cox (Republican) called a special session of the state Legislature for 14 June 2023 at 4p local time to set the special primary for 5 September 2023 and the special election for 21 November 2023.
14 June 2023: The state Legislature approved the funding and timeline.
15 September 2023: Resigned.
21 November 2023: Celeste Maloy (Republican) won the special election with 57% of the vote.

Special Election - 118th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for special election
Special Election
 
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 21 November 2023
Special Election -
6 June 2023: Member of Congress Chris Stewart (Republican) announces his resignation effective 15 September 2023.
7 June 2023: Governor Spencer J. Cox (Republican) called a special primary for 5 September 2023 and the special election for 21 November 2023.
2023 Candidate Filings from Vote.Utah.gov.
5 September 2023 primary returns from an official source and results from a media source.
21 November 2023 general election returns from an official source and results from a media source.

 Candidate list (7, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 89,866 56.83% Celeste Maloy
5 September 2023 Primary: Won Primary 39%.
24 June 2023: Nominated by convention.

FEC H4UT02296; 11 Dec 23; Tot $750,402; Dsb $523,737
  Candidate Democratic 52,949 33.49% state Senator  Kathleen A. Riebe
28 June 2023: Nominated by convention with 85.56% on the first round of voting.

FEC H4UT02304; 11 Dec 23; Tot $347,849; Dsb $340,446
  Candidate Libertarian 4,528 2.86% Bradley Garth "Garth" Green
FEC H4UT02338
  Candidate Constitution 3,678 2.33% Cassie Easley
FEC H2UT02506
  Candidate United Utah 2,856 1.81% January Walker
29 June 2023: Nominated by convention.
Signature Gathering Candidate: Must gather 7,000 signatures by 5 July 2023 to qualify.

FEC H2UT04106; 30 Sep 23; Tot $8,206; Dsb $4,306
  Candidate Unaffiliated 2,276 1.44% Perry T. Myers
FEC H4UT02346
  Candidate Unaffiliated 1,281 0.81% Joseph "Joe" Buchman
FEC H8UT03352
  Candidate Scattering 688 0.44% Write-in
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 2 0.00% Jonathan Larele Peterson
FEC H4UT02353
Total 158,124 100.00%  
 31 May 2023: Member of Congress Chris Stewart (Republican): ".. my wife's health concerns have made it necessary that I retire from Congress after an orderly transition can be ensured ....".
4 June 2023: state House Majority Leader, Representative Mike Schultz (Republican), states that he wants to hold a special legislative session to shorten the timeline for the special election.
6 June 2023: Member of Congress Chris Stewart (Republican) announces his resignation effective 15 September 2023.
7 June 2023: Governor Spencer J. Cox (Republican) called a special session of the state Legislature for 14 June 2023 at 4p local time to set the special primary for 5 September 2023 and the special election for 21 November 2023. The filing period is 8 - 14 June 2023. 5 July 2023 is the deadline for (1) unqualified parties to select a candidate, (2) qualified parties to select a candidate by convention, or (3) qualified party candidates not using the convention to submit signatures Proclamation
14 June 2023: The state Legislature approved the funding and timeline.
28 June 2023: Utah Democratic Nominating Convention.
24 July 2023: The Republican Nominating Convention.
21 November 2023: Celeste Maloy (Republican) won the special election with 57% of the vote.

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 3 Republican Member of Congress  John Curtis
First elected in a special election: 7 November 2017 [re: resignation of Jason Chaffetz (Republican)]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (3) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Glenn J. Wright
FEC H2UT03306; 30 Sep 23; Tot $900; Dsb $1,621
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  John Curtis
FEC H8UT03238; 30 Sep 23; Tot $694,514; Dsb $632,292
  Candidate Republican     Tate Arza Howell
FEC H4UT03245; 12 Jun 23; Tot $15,410; Dsb $15,410

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 4 Republican Member of Congress  Burgess Owens
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Katrina Fallick-Wang
FEC H4UT04060
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Burgess Owens
FEC H0UT04076; 30 Sep 23; Tot $477,347; Dsb $426,709

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  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; re-elected: 2016, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 8 December 2023: "... I will not seek a fourth term in office. With the filing deadline in Utah just one month away, I wanted to be clear I will serve my current term as AG throughout 2024 but will not be running for reelection."
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Derek Brown

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Republican Treasurer  Marlo M. Oaks
Appointed: 29 June 2021 [re: resignation of Treasurer David Damschen (Republican)].
First elected in a Special Election 8 November 2022 to fill the remainder of the term which ends in 2025.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 

Treasurer David Damschen (Republican), who was a appointed on 11 December 2015 [re: resignation of Treasurer Richard K. Ellis (Republican)]; first elected in 2016; and re-elected in 2020, resigned on 12 April 2021. He announced that he is resigning effective 30 April 2021 to become the President and CEO of the Utah Housing Corporation.
Governor Spencer J. Cox (Republican) will appoint an acting Treasurer from amongst the 3 candidates who will be nominated by the the Utah Republican Party's State Central Committee. The acting Treasurer will serve until a new Treasurer is elected at the next General Election.
27 April 2021: Governor Spencer J. Cox (Republican) appointed Chief Deputy state Treasurer Kirt Slaugh (Republican) acting State Treasurer. The appointment is effective 3 May. Once the Utah Republican Party's Central Committee nominates 3 candidates, Governor Spencer J. Cox (Republican) will select a replacement from those nominees.
David Damschen.
29 June 2021: Governor Spencer J. Cox (Republican) appointed Marlo M. Oaks (Republican) as Treasurer.
There will be a special election on 8 November 2022 to fill the remaining 2 years of the term.
8 November 2022: Marlo M. Oaks (Republican) is first elected in a Special Election to fill the remainder of the term which end in 2025.


Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Republican Auditor John "Frugal" Dougall
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 4 candidates
  Republican: 11 incumbents, 18 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Independent American (affiliate of Constitution)
  Justice Party
  United Utah: 1 candidate
  Unity
Independents
  (blank): 1 incumbent
  Unaffiliated: 3 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 1 candidate
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
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.

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

Election Authority
  Vote.Utah.gov
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Utah House of Representatives
  Utah Senate Democrats
Democratic
  Utah Democratic Party
Republican
  Utah Republican Party
Third Party
  Constitution Party of Utah
  Green Party of Utah
  Independent American Party of Utah
  Justice Party of Utah
  United Utah Party
  Unity Party of Utah
Media & others
  Box Elder News Journal
  Deseret News - Salt Lake City
  KSL TV - NBC - Salt Lake City
  KTVX - ABC - 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 Times-News - Nephi
  Tooele Transcript Bulletin
  Utah Policy - Politics, Communications & Government Relations
  Vote Utah - KUED

 


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