Utah's 3rd congressional district

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Utah's 3rd congressional district
Utah's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Utah's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Jason Chaffetz (RAlpine)
Cook PVI R+25

Utah's 3rd congressional district is a congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. It is located in southern and eastern Utah and includes the cities of Orem and Provo.

George W. Bush received 77% of the vote in this strongly Republican district in 2004. By the time of the report issued for the 110th U.S. Congress,

The district was created when Utah was awarded an extra congressional seat following the 1980 U.S. Census. All of its Representatives have been Republicans, with the exception of Bill Orton, a Democrat who represented the district from 1991 to 1997. The current Representative is Republican Jason Chaffetz.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races[1]

Year Office Result
2000 President Bush 75 - 24%
2004 President Bush 77 - 20%
2008 President McCain 67 - 29%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Congress District Home Electoral history
District created January 3, 1983
Howard C. Nielson.jpg Howard Nielson Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1991
98th Provo First elected in 1982

Retired
99th
100th
101st
BillOrton.jpg Bill Orton Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1997
102nd Provo First elected in 1990

Lost re-election
103rd
104th
Chris Cannon, official 110th Congress photo.jpg Chris Cannon Republican January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2009
105th Mapleton First elected in 1996

Lost party re-nomination in primary
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
Jason Chaffetz, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Jason Chaffetz Republican January 3, 2009 –
Present
111th Alpine First elected in 2008
112th
113th

Election results[edit]

198219841986198819901992199419961998200020022004200620082010

1982[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Howard C. Nielson 108,478 76.86%
Independent Henry A. Huish 32,661 23.14%
Totals 141,139 100.0%
Republican win (new seat)

1984[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Howard C. Nielson (incumbent) 138,918 74.46%
Democratic Bruce R. Baird 46,560 24.95%
Libertarian D.W. Crosby 1,094 0.59%
Totals 186,572 100.0%
Republican hold

1986[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Howard C. Nielson (incumbent) 86,599 66.58%
Democratic Dale F. Gardiner 42,582 32.74%
Socialist Workers David P. Hurst 893 0.68%
Totals 130,074 100.0%
Republican hold

1988[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Howard C. Nielson (incumbent) 129,951 66.83%
Democratic Robert W. Stringham 60,018 30.86%
American E. Dean Christensen 3,285 1.69%
Socialist Workers Judy Stranahan 1,207 0.62%
Totals 194,461 100.0%
Republican hold

1990[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Orton 79,163 58.35%
Republican Karl Snow 49,452 36.45%
American Robert J. Smith 6,542 4.82%
Socialist Workers Anthony Melvin Dutrow 519 0.38%
Totals 135,676 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Orton (incumbent) 135,029 58.95%
Republican Richard R. Harrington 84,019 36.68%
Independent Wayne L. Hill 5,764 2.52%
Independent Charles M. Wilson 2,068 0.90%
Libertarian Doug Jones 1,797 0.78%
Socialist Workers Nels J'Anthony 384 0.17%
Totals 229,061 100.0%
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Orton (incumbent) 91,505 58.98%
Republican Dixie Thompson 61,839 39.86%
Socialist Workers Barbara Greenway 1,802 1.16%
Totals 155,146 100.0%
Democratic hold

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Cannon 106,220 51.14%
Democratic Bill Orton (incumbent) 98,178 47.27%
Libertarian Amy L. Lassen 2,341 1.13%
Independent Gerald "Bear" Slothower 706 0.34%
Socialist Workers John Phillip Langford 270 0.13%
Totals 207,715 100.0%
Republican gain from Democratic

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Cannon (incumbent) 100,830 76.90%
Independent American Will Christensen 20,720 15.80%
Libertarian Kitty K. Burton 9,553 7.29%
Write-in 20 0.01%
Totals 131,123 100.0%
Republican hold

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Cannon (incumbent) 138,943 58.54%
Democratic Donald Dunn 88,547 37.31%
Independent American Michael J. Lehman 5,436 2.29%
Libertarian Kitty K. Burton 3,570 1.50%
Natural Law Randall Tolpinrud 852 0.36%
Totals 237,348 100.0%
Republican hold

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Cannon (incumbent) 103,598 67.43%
Democratic Nancy Jane Woodside 44,533 28.98%
Libertarian Kitty K. Burton 5,511 3.59%
Write-in John William Maurin 1 0.00%
Totals 153,643 100.0%
Republican hold

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Cannon (incumbent) 173,010 63.39%
Democratic Beau Babka 88,748 32.52%
Constitution Ronald Winfield 5,089 1.86%
Libertarian Jim Dexter 3,691 1.35%
Personal Choice Curtis Darrell James 2,390 0.88%
Totals 272,928 100.0%
Republican hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Cannon (incumbent) 95,455 57.71%
Democratic Christian Burridge 53,330 32.24%
Constitution Jim Noorlander 14,533 8.79%
Libertarian Philip Lear Hallman 2,080 1.26%
Totals 165,398 100.0%
Republican hold

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jason Chaffetz 187,035 65.61%
Democratic Bennion Spencer 80,626 28.28%
Constitution Jim Noorlander 17,408 6.11%
Totals 285,069 100.0%
Republican hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jason Chaffetz (incumbent) 139,721 72.32%
Democratic Karen Hyer 44,320 22.94%
Constitution Douglas Sligting 4,596 2.38%
Libertarian Jake Shannon 2,945 1.52%
Independent Joseph L. Puente 1,604 0.83%
Totals 193,186 100.0%
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°41′48″N 110°12′59″W / 38.69667°N 110.21639°W / 38.69667; -110.21639