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 Mia Love (RSaratoga Springs)
Population (2010) 745,786 [1]
Ethnicity 83.7% White, 1.67% Black, 2.99% Asian, 16.45% Hispanic, .76% Native American, 7.17% other
Cook PVI R+14

Utah's 4th Congressional District is a new congressional district created by the state legislature as a result of reapportionment by Congress after the 2010 Census showed population increases in the state relative to other states.[2] Prior to 2010 reapportionment, Utah had three congressional districts.[2]

Some 85 percent of the new district is concentrated in Salt Lake County and it includes a portion of Salt Lake City, which was divided among the four districts; it also includes parts of Utah County, Juab County, and Sanpete County.[3][4][5] 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[6]

As a result of redistricting, the 2012 party candidates included Democratic U.S. Congressman Jim Matheson, who had previously represented Utah's 2nd congressional district 2001–2013, and Republican nominee Mia Love, mayor of Saratoga Springs. Love, daughter of Haitian immigrants, had gained the Republican nomination over two state representatives, Stephen Sandstrom and Carl Wimmer, at the Republican state convention in 2012.

Democratic candidate Jim Matheson narrowly won the election against Mia Love on November 6, 2012, and represented Utah's 4th Congressional District until January 2015.[7] He decided not to seek re-election.[8]

Mia Love ran again for the seat in 2014 and won in the general election, defeating Democrat Doug Owens. She is the first black female Republican in Congress, and the first black woman elected to Congress from Utah.

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 official congressional photo.jpg Mia Love Republican January 3, 2015 –
114th Saratoga Springs

Election results[edit]

2014 election results [9]
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
Total votes 125,709 97.7
Republican gain from Democratic
2012 election results[10]
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
Total votes 245,277 100.0
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ Utah's 4th congressional district", My Congressional District], Bureau of Census
  2. ^ a b "Census 2010 shows Red states gaining congressional districts". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  3. ^ Gehrke, Robert (December 15, 2011). "Matheson will run in newly created 4th District". The Salt Lake Tribune. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "2012 General Election Canvass Report". Election Results 2012. Utah Lieutenant Governor's Office. November 2012. p. 4. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 
  6. ^ "District Map of Congressional Voting Districts for Utah". Utah.gov. Retrieved 2012-09-2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ Reilly, Mollie (November 7, 2012). "Election Results". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  8. ^ Livingston, Abby (December 17, 2013). "Democrat Jim Matheson Announces Retirement". Roll Call. 
  9. ^ "Preliminary Election Results, 2014, State of Utah
  10. ^ 2012 Preliminary Election Results, Clerk of the House

External links[edit]

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