2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Utah

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United States House of Representatives elections in Utah, 2016

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Utah's four seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 4 0
Seats won 4 0
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 710,635 356,287
Percentage 63.78% 31.98%
Swing Increase1.76% Decrease0.44%

The 2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Utah were held on November 8, 2016, to elect the four U.S. Representatives from the state of Utah, one from each of the state's four congressional districts. The elections coincided with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections. The primaries were held on June 28.

District 1[edit]

The 1st District covers northern Utah, including the cities of Ogden and Logan. Incumbent congressman Rob Bishop was challenged by Democrat Peter Clemens. Bishop was re-elected with 65% of the vote.[1]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Utah's 1st congressional district, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Bishop (incumbent) 182,928 65.9
Democratic Peter Clemens 73,381 26.4
Libertarian Craig Bowden 16,296 5.9
Independent Chadwick Fairbanks III 4,850 1.8
Total votes 277,455 100.0
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

The 2nd District stretches from the Summit County, Utah line and goes west to the Nevada border and down through St. George. It includes parts of Davis, Salt Lake, Sanpete, and Juab Counties.

The current incumbent is Republican Chris Stewart who has represented the district since 2012. The district has a PVI of R+18.

Democratic candidate Charlene McArthur Albarran announced her intention to run on February 1, 2016,[3] and formally filed with the Utah Elections office on March 11, 2016.[4] She faced incumbent Republican Representative Chris Stewart, who was re-elected to his third term with 62% of the vote.[1]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Utah's 2nd congressional district, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Stewart (incumbent) 170,542 61.6
Democratic Charlene Albarran 93,780 33.9
Constitution Paul J. McCollaum Jr. 12,519 4.5
Total votes 276,841 100.0
Republican hold

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 72% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of R+28. Chaffetz won re-election in 2016 with 74% of the vote.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jason Chaffetz (incumbent) 47,439 78.6
Republican Chia-Chi Teng 12,922 21.4
Total votes 60,361 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Utah's 3rd congressional district, 2016[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jason Chaffetz (incumbent) 209,589 73.5
Democratic Stephen P. Tryon 75,716 26.5
Total votes 285,305 100.0
Republican hold

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 Republican Mia Love, who has represented the district since 2015. She was elected with 50% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of R+16.

Democrat Doug Owens, who lost to Love in the 2014 election to succeed retiring Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson, ran in a rematch against Love.[6][7] Love won re-election with 53% of the vote.[8]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Mia
Love (R)
Doug
Owens (D)
Other Undecided
Dan Jones & Associates October 12–22, 2016 404 ± 4.9% 51% 38% 4% 7%
ALG Research (D-Owens) October 11–13, 2016 500 ± 4.4% 50% 40% 6% 4%
University of Utah September 12–19, 2016 409 ± 4.8% 53% 35% 3% 8%
Dan Jones & Associates July 18–August 8, 2016 405 ± 4.9% 51% 38% 4% 7%
Y2 Analytics (R-Love) July 7–12, 2016 300 ± 5.7% 51% 36% 8%
SurveyUSA June 2–8, 2016 573 ± 4.2% 45% 51% 1% 3%

Results[edit]

Utah's 4th congressional district, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mia Love (incumbent) 147,597 53.8
Democratic Doug Owens 113,413 41.3
Constitution Collin R. Simonsen 13,559 4.9
Total votes 274,569 100.0
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Romero, McKenzie (November 8, 2016). "Chaffetz, Stewart, Bishop win another term in Congress". KSL. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "Utah Election Official Results" (PDF). Utah Secretary of State. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
  3. ^ Nixon, Nicole. "Park City Democrat Challenges Rep. Chris Stewart for District 2 Seat". kuer.org. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  4. ^ "Vote Utah on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  5. ^ "Utah Election Official Results" (PDF). Utah Secretary of State. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
  6. ^ The Salt Lake Tribune. "A Love-Owens rematch? Democrat says it could happen". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  7. ^ Danielle Downs DAILY HERALD. "Doug Owens to challenge Mia Love in 2016 Congressional election". Daily Herald. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  8. ^ Canham, Matt (November 8, 2016). "Doug Owens concedes; Mia Love has 'never been more proud of this state,' which she'll serve in a 2nd term". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved November 11, 2016.

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