Utah's 4th congressional district

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Utah's 4th congressional district
Utah's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Utah's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Jim Matheson (DSalt Lake City)
Cook PVI R+14

Utah's 4th Congressional District is a new congressional district created as a result of the 2010 Census.[1] Prior to 2010 reapportionment, Utah had three congressional districts.[1]

The district includes parts of Salt Lake County, Utah County, Juab County, and Sanpete County.[2][3][4] Candidates first appeared on the 2012 ballot. A map of the district boundaries can be found at the Utah Lieutenant Governor's office page: http://elections.utah.gov/map/district-maps[5]

2012 party candidates included Democratic U.S. Congressman Jim Matheson, who represented Utah's 2nd congressional district 2001–2013, and Republican nominee Mia Love, mayor of Saratoga Springs.

Matheson ran in Utah's 4th Congressional District in 2012 as a result of redistricting.

On April 21, 2012, Mia Love overcame two state representatives, Stephen Sandstrom and Carl Wimmer, at the Republican state convention to become the party's representative on the 2012 ballot. Had she been elected, she would have become the first black female Republican in Utah's congressional history.

Democratic candidate Jim Matheson won the election against Mia Love on November 6, 2012, and represents Utah's 4th Congressional District.[6]

On December 17, 2013, Matheson announced he will not seek reelection in the 2014 elections.[7]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Congress District Home Electoral history
District created January 3, 2013
Mathesonbio.jpg Jim Matheson Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2015
113th Salt Lake City Redistricted from the 2nd district
Mia Love by Gage Skidmore.jpg Mia Love Republican January 3, 2015 –
114th Saratoga Springs

Election results[edit]

2014 election results [8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mia Love 64,390 50.04%
Democratic Doug Owens 60,165 46.75%
Libertarian Jim L. Vein 1,154 0.90%
Totals 125,709 97.7%
Republican gain from Democratic
2012 election results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Matheson (incumbent) 119,803 48.84%
Republican Mia Love 119,035 48.53%
Libertarian Jim L. Vein 6,439 2.63%
Totals 245,277 100.0%
Democratic hold


  1. ^ a b "Census 2010 shows Red states gaining congressional districts". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  2. ^ Gehrke, Robert (December 15, 2011). "Matheson will run in newly created 4th District". The Salt Lake Tribune. 
  3. ^ Gehrke, Robert (November 20, 2012). "Matheson holds on to win by whisker, but Utah GOP questions results". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ "2012 General Election Canvass Report". Election Results 2012. Utah Lieutenant Governor's Office. November 2012. p. 4. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ "District Map of Congressional Voting Districts for Utah". Utah.gov. Retrieved 2012-09-2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ Reilly, Mollie (November 7, 2012). "Election Results". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  7. ^ Livingston, Abby (December 17, 2013). "Democrat Jim Matheson Announces Retirement". Roll Call. 
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ 2012 Election Results

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Coordinates: 40°40′12″N 111°55′48″W / 40.6700°N 111.9300°W / 40.6700; -111.9300