United States House of Representatives elections in Utah, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Utah, 2014
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November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04)
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All 4 Utah seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 3 1

The 2014 United States House of Representatives election in Utah will be held on November 4, 2014 to elect the four U.S. Representatives from Utah, one from each of the state's four congressional districts. Representatives are elected for two-year terms; those elected will serve in the 114th Congress from January 2015 until January 2017.

District 1[edit]

The 1st district is located in northern Utah and includes the cities of Ogden and Logan, as well as the northern half of the Great Salt Lake. The incumbent is Republican Rob Bishop, who has represented the district since 2003. He was re-elected with 72% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+27.

Bishop was challenged in the Republican primary by David Yu-Lin Chiu.[1] At the Republican State Convention on April 26, 2014, Bishop received 81% of the vote to Chiu's 19%, winning the nomination without the need for a primary.[2]

Former U.S. Army Second Lieutenant, businesswoman and nominee for the seat in 2012 Donna McAleer ran again for the Democrats. Physician Peter Clemens also ran.[3] At the Democratic State Convention, also held on April 26, 2014, McAleer received 58.9% to Clemens' 40.1%, just 2 votes short of the 60% needed to avoid a primary election, with 4 delegates abstaining. On the second ballot, she received 75% to Clemens' 25% and was nominated.[4]

Libertarian Craig Bowden and Independent American Dwayne A. Vance are also running.[1]

District 2[edit]

The 2nd district is located in western and southern Utah and includes largely rural parts of the state as well as the cities of St. George and Delta. The incumbent is Republican Chris Stewart, who has represented the district since 2013. He was elected with 62% of the vote in 2012, succeeding Democrat Jim Matheson, who ran in the newly-created 4th district. The district has a PVI of R+18.

Stewart was challenged in the Republican primary by Zachary A. Hartman, Vaughn Hatton and attorney Larry Meyers.[1] At the Republican State Convention on April 26, 2014, Stewart received 68% of the vote, winning the nomination without the need for a primary. Meyers took 22%, Hatton took 6% and Hartman took 5%.[2]

State Senator Luz Robles is running for the Democrats.[5] At the Democratic State Convention, also held on April 26, 2014, she was nominated by acclamation.[4]

Also running are Shaun McCausland of the Constitution Party, Independent American Wayne L. Hill and Independent Bill Barron.[1]

District 3[edit]

The 3rd district is located in southern and eastern Utah and includes the cities of Orem and Provo. The incumbent is Republican Jason Chaffetz, who has represented the district since 2009. He was re-elected with 77% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+28.

Chaffetz was challenged in the Republican primary by Mark Hedengren and Robert J. Stevens.[1] At the Republican State Convention on April 26, 2014, Chaffetz received 87% of the vote, winning the nomination without the need for a primary. Hedengren and Stevens each took 6% of the vote.[2]

Brian Wonnacott is running for the Democrats.[1] At the Democratic State Convention, also held on April 26, 2014, he was nominated by acclamation.[4]

Independent Americans Abraham and Zack Strong and Independents Ben J. Mates and Stephen P. Tyron are also running.[1]

District 4[edit]

The 4th district is located in northern-central Utah and includes parts of Salt Lake, Utah, Juab, and Sanpete counties. The incumbent is Democrat Jim Matheson, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 3rd district from 2001 to 2013. He was re-elected with 49% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+16.

On December 17, 2013, Matheson announced he would not seek re-election.[6] Fellow moderate Democrat Doug Owens, an attorney and son of the late Congressman Wayne Owens,[7] and engineer and candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2012 Bill Peterson ran for their party's nomination.[8] At the Democratic State Convention on April 26, 2014, Owens received 98% of the vote to Peterson's 2% and was nominated.[4]

Republican Mia Love, the former Mayor of Saratoga Springs, who lost to Matheson by 768 votes in 2012, ran again.[9] Also running for the Republican nomination were businessman, former Director of Utah's Office of Business and Economic Development and candidate for the seat in 2012 Bob Fuehr.[10] Investment fund manager and Utah State Board of Education member Jennifer Johnson had been running, but withdrew from the race in April 2014[8][11] At the Republican nominating convention, also on April 26, 2014, Love received 78% of the vote to 22% for Fuehr, and was thus nominated without the need for a primary.[2]

Also running are Collin Robert Simonsen of the Constitution Party, Independent American Tim Aalders and Libertarian Jim L. Vein.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "2014 Candidate Filings". Utah SOS. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Lisa Riley Roche (April 26, 2014). "Easy wins at GOP convention for congressmen, Love". Deseret News. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Donna McAleer again running against Rep. Rob Bishop". The Salt Lake Tribune. October 4, 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d Lee Davidson (April 26, 2014). "Utah Democrats elect Corroon as chairman, tap Owens in 4th District". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ Riley Roche, Lisa (5 September 2013). "State Sen. Luz Robles challenging GOP Congressman Chris Stewart". Deseret News. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Livingston, Abby (December 17, 2013). "Democrat Jim Matheson Announces Retirement". Roll Call. 
  7. ^ Bob Bernick (27 January 2014). "Another Owens Jumps into Utah Politics". Utah Policy. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "And they’re off — candidates file for Utah elections". The Salt Lake Tribune. March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Mia Love Announces Utah Rematch". Roll Call. May 19, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  10. ^ "The Businessman Taking On Mia Love (Video)". Roll Call. February 20, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Republican field narrows in race for U.S. House seat". The Salt Lake Tribune. March 31, 2014. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 

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