The Green Papers: Utah 2017 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Special Primary House CD 3: Tuesday 15 August 2017
Special Election House CD 3: Tuesday 7 November 2017
Friday 26 May 2017 - Filing Deadline - Party candidates - Special Election CD 3.
Monday 12 June 2017 - Signature Deadline - Petition candidates - Special Election CD 3.
Tuesday 15 August 2017 - Special Primary House CD 3. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p MDT (1300-0200 UTC).
Friday 8 September 2017 - Filing Deadline Write-in Candidates - Special Election CD 3.
Tuesday 7 November 2017 - Special Election House CD 3. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p MST (1400-0300 UTC).
 
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


This rule may be voided by SB 54. 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.


House CD 3 Congressional Special Election Information from the Utah Lieutenant Governor.

Tue 15 August 2017 Special Partisan Primary House CD 3 results from AP and returns from the U.S. House of Representatives District 3 Special Primary from the Utah Elections Office.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th 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 (6)
  Candidate Democratic     Danny Drew
FEC S8UT00119
  Candidate Democratic     James Courage Singer
FEC S8UT00135; 30 Jun 17; Tot $8,773; Dsb $4,507
  Candidate Democratic     Mitchell Kent Vice
FEC S8UT00150
  Candidate Democratic     Salt Lake County Councilwoman  Jenny Wilson
FEC S8UT00143; 30 Jun 17; Tot $139,327; Dsb $28,884
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Orrin G. Hatch
FEC S6UT00063; 30 Jun 17; Tot $2,536,074; Dsb $560,797
  Candidate Libertarian     Craig R. Bowden
FEC S8UT00127

Class 3 Republican Senator  Mike Lee
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. 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, 2016.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. 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); first elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Republican (3 Undetermined);
1 Vacancy

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman  Robert William "Rob" Bishop
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Robert William "Rob" Bishop
FEC H2UT01094; 30 Jun 17; Tot $283,308; Dsb $227,302
  Candidate Republican     Cathy Callow-Heusser
  Candidate Green     Adam Davis

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman  Chris Stewart
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Misty K. Snow
FEC H8UT02222; 30 Jun 17; Tot $7,280; Dsb $349
  Candidate Democratic     Charlotte "Carol" Surveyor
FEC H8UT02230
  Candidate Republican     Mary Burkett
FEC H8UT02248
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Chris Stewart
FEC H2UT02324; 30 Jun 17; Tot $144,791; Dsb $115,599

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3

Vacant
Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Vacant Office - 19 April 2017: Announced he will not seek re-election.
18 May 2017: Announced he would resign on 30 June 2017.
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
    Republican     Congressman Jason Chaffetz - apparently not a candidate
19 April 2017: Announced he will not seek re-election.

FEC H8UT03089; 30 Jun 17; Tot $212,464; Dsb $324,370
    Republican     Margaret Dayton - apparently not a candidate
11 July 2017: Filed termination report with the FEC.

FEC H8UT03170; 30 Jun 17; Tot $57,290; Dsb $57,290
  Candidate Republican     Chia-Chi Teng
 

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (Republican), who was first elected in 2008, announced he will not seek re-election on 19 April 2017. On 18 May 2017, he announced he would resign on 30 June 2017. On 30 June 2017, he resigned.


Special Election - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for special election
Special Election
Republican
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 7 November 2017
Special Election
 Candidate list (6, 2 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     Kathryn "Kathie" Allen
17 June 2017: Nominated by Convention

FEC H8UT03139; 30 Jun 17; Tot $679,565; Dsb $200,821
    Republican     Tanner D. Ainge - lost primary
Qualified for Primary Election by petition.
15 August 2017: Conceded.

FEC H8UT03196; 26 Jul 17; Tot $207,252; Dsb $110,799
  Candidate Republican     Provo Mayor  John Curtis
Qualified for Primary Election by petition.
15 August 2017: Won the Republican primary with 41% of the vote.

FEC H8UT03238; 26 Jul 17; Tot $371,296; Dsb $264,840
    Republican     former state Representative Christopher Niles "Chris" Herrod - lost primary
17 June 2017: Nominated by Convention

FEC H8UT03253; 26 Jul 17; Tot $138,247; Dsb $48,653
  Candidate Libertarian     Joseph Geddes "Joe" Buchman
10 June 2017: Nominated by Convention

FEC H8UT01109
  Candidate Independent American     Jason Christensen
Nominated by Convention

FEC H8UT03311
  Candidate United Utah     Jim Bennett
United Utah Party candidate. Ballot access pending. U.S. District Court case: United Utah Party v Cox, 2:17cv-655.
2 August 2017: U.S. District Court Judge David Nuffer issued an order putting United Utah Party's nominee on the ballot.

FEC H8UT03360
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Sean W. Whalen
General Election Candidate

FEC H8UT03345; 30 Jun 17; Tot $286; Dsb $286
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     Brendan Phillips
FEC H8UT03386
  Candidate Write-in     Russell Paul Roesler
General Election Candidate

FEC H8UT03378
  

On 18 May 2017, Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. Cox (Republican) called a Special Election to fill the soon to be vacant seat of Congressman Jason Chaffetz (Republican, CD 3). The Special Primary is Tuesday 15 August 2017 and the General Election is Tuesday 7 November 2017.

Congressman Chaffetz, who was first elected in 2008, announced he will not seek re-election on 19 April 2017 and on 18 May 2017, he announced he would resign on 30 June 2017.

House CD 3 Congressional Special Election Information from the Utah Lieutenant Governor. The Democratic and Republican Conventions are 17 June. If one candidate receives 60% of the support at the convention, that candidate advances to the primary. Otherwise, the 2 candidates with the most support advance to the primary. Special Republican Convention rules changed the percentage from 60% to 50%. The Libertarian Convention is 10 June where the party will choose between Joe Buchman and None Of The Above. The United Utah Party holds its convention in Draper on 17 June. There also are provisions to petition to the primary. The write-in deadline 8 September 2017.


Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman  Mia B. Love
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Adam Orson Homer
FEC H8UT04012
  Candidate Democratic     Darlene McDonald
FEC H8UT04046; 30 Jun 17; Tot $31,800; Dsb $18,266
  Candidate Democratic     Marla Louise Mott-Smith
FEC H8UT04020; 30 Jun 17; Tot $18,026; Dsb $6,798
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas "Tom" Taylor
FEC H8UT04038; 30 Jun 17; Tot $6,805; Dsb $1,419
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Mia B. Love
FEC H2UT04023; 30 Jun 17; Tot $763,385; Dsb $602,913

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  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.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Treasurer David Damschen
Appointed: 11 December 2015 [re: resignation of Treasurer Richard K. Ellis (Republican)]. First elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Auditor John Dougall
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 

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): 11 candidates
  Republican: 12 incumbents, 8 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Desert Greens (affiliate of Green)
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Independent American (affiliate of Constitution): 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  United Utah: 1 candidate
  Unity
Independents
  Unaffiliated: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 2 candidates
 
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
  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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