Political party strength in Utah

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The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of Utah:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows:   Democratic (D),   Populist (P), and   Republican (R).

Year Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor Sec. of State Attorney General State Treasurer State Auditor State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House
1896 Heber Manning Wells (R) 12R, 6D 31R, 14D Frank J. Cannon (R) Arthur Brown (R) Clarence Emir Allen (R) William Jennings Bryan and Arthur Sewall (D) Red XN
1897 17R, 1P 40R, 3P, 2D Joseph L. Rawlins (D) William H. King (D)[2]
1898 Frank J. Cannon (Silver Republican)
1899 14D, 2R, 2I 26D, 15R, 4I Vacant
1900 William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt(R) Green tickY
1901 10D, 8R 28R, 17D Thomas Kearns (R) George Sutherland (R)
1903 12R, 6D 38R, 7D Reed Smoot (R) Joseph Howell (R)
1904 Theodore Roosevelt and Charles W. Fairbanks (R) Green tickY
1905 John Christopher Cutler (R) 15R, 3D 41R, 4D George Sutherland (R)
1907 18R 38R, 7D
1908 William Howard Taft and James S. Sherman (R) Green tickY
1909 William Spry (R) 43R, 2D
1911 16R, 2D 38R, 7D
1912 William Howard Taft and Nicholas M. Butler (R) Red XN
1913 17R, 1D 30R, 15D 2R
1915 12R, 6D 23R, 10 Dem.-Prog., 8D, 3 Prog., 1S 1D, 1R
1916 Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall (D) Green tickY
1917 Simon Bamberger (D) Harden Bennion (D) 14D, 4R 44D, 1S William H. King (D) 2D
1919 18D 37D, 8R
1920 Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (R) Green tickY
1921 Charles R. Mabey (R) 11R, 7D 46R, 1D 2R
1923 19R, 1D 45R, 10D
1924 Calvin Coolidge and Charles G. Dawes (R) Green tickY
1925 George H. Dern (D) 46R, 9D
1927 49R, 6D
1928 Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) Green tickY
1929 Milton H. Welling (D) 11R, 9D 29R, 26D
1931 41R, 14D
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt and John N. Garner (D) Green tickY
1933 Henry H. Blood (D) 13D, 10R 51D, 9R Elbert D. Thomas (D) 2D
1935 19D, 4R 56D, 4R
1937 22D, 1R
1939 21D, 2R 45D, 15R
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Henry A. Wallace (D) Green tickY
1941 Herbert B. Maw (D) 19D, 4R 44D, 16R Abe Murdock (D)
1943 17D, 6R 39D, 21R
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman (D) Green tickY
1945 18D, 5R 45D, 15R
1947 12D, 11R 39R, 21D Arthur V. Watkins (R) 1D, 1R
1948 Harry S. Truman and Alben W. Barkley (D) Green tickY
1949 J. Bracken Lee (R) 41D, 19R 2D
1951 16D, 7R 30D, 30R[3] Wallace F. Bennett (R)
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon (R) Green tickY
1953 15R, 8D 39R, 21D 2R
1955 16R, 7D 33R, 27D
1957 George Dewey Clyde (R) 15R, 10D 39R, 24D, 1I
1959 13R, 12D 42D, 22R Frank Moss (D) 1D, 1R
1960 Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (R) Red XN
1961 14D, 11R 36D, 28R 2D
1963 13R, 12D 34R, 30D 2R
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D) Green tickY
1965 Calvin L. Rampton (D) Clyde L. Miller (D) 15D, 12R 39D, 30R 1D, 1R
1967 23R, 5D 59R, 10D 2R
1968 Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R) Green tickY
1969 Vernon B. Romney (R) 20R, 8D 48R, 21D
1971 16R, 12D 40D, 29R 1D, 1R
1973 David S. Monson (R) 16R, 13D 44R, 31D 2D
1974 Lieutenant Governor
1975 Clyde L. Miller (D) 15R, 14D 40D, 35R Jake Garn (R)
1976 Gerald Ford and Bob Dole (R) Red XN
1977 Scott M. Matheson (D) David S. Monson (R) 17D, 12R 40R, 35D Orrin Hatch (R) 1D, 1R
1979 19R, 10D 51R, 24D
1980 Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush (R) Green tickY
1981 Ed Alter (R) W. Val Oveson (R) 22R, 7D 58R, 17D 2R
1983 24R, 5D 59R, 16D 3R
1985 Norman H. Bangerter (R) W. Val Oveson (R) David L. Wilkinson (D) Tom L. Allen (R) 23R, 6D 62R, 13D
1987 21R, 8D 48R, 27D 2R, 1D
1988 George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Green tickY
1989 Paul Van Dam (D) 22R, 7D 47R, 28D
1991 19R, 10D 44R, 31D 2D, 1R
1993 Mike Leavitt (R)[4] Olene S. Walker (R) Jan Graham (D) 18R, 11D 49R, 26D Robert Foster Bennett (R)
1995 19R, 10D 55R, 20D 2R, 1D
Auston Johnson (R)
1996 Bob Dole and Jack Kemp (R) Red XN
1997 20R, 9D 3R
1999 18R, 11D 54R, 21D
2000 George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (R) Green tickY
2001 Mark Shurtleff (R) 20R, 9D 51R, 24D 2R, 1D
2003 Olene S. Walker (R)[5] Gayle McKeachnie (R) 22R, 7D 56R, 19D
2005 Jon Huntsman, Jr. (R)[6] Gary R. Herbert (R) 21R, 8D
2007 55R, 20D
2008 John McCain and Sarah Palin (R) Red XN
2009 Gary R. Herbert (R)[5] Greg Bell (R) Richard Ellis (R) 53R, 22D
2011 22R, 7D 58R, 17D Mike Lee (R)
2012 Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (R) Red XN
2013 John Swallow (R) John Dougall (R) 24R, 5D 61R, 14D 3R, 1D
2014 Spencer Cox (R) Sean Reyes (R)
2015 63R, 12D 4R
Year Governor Lieutenant Governor Attorney General State Treasurer State Auditor State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House Electoral College votes
Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress


  1. ^ The Office of the Lieutenant Governor was created in 1976. Prior to the creation of the Lieutenant Governor's office, the succession to the governorship was held by the state secretary of state. The office of Secretary of State was abolished by the legislature in 1976 and those duties given to the newly created Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
  2. ^ King lost renomination in the Democratic primary in 1898 to Brigham H. Roberts. Roberts won the 1898 election, but the House refused to seat him because he was a polygamist. There was a special election in 1900, and King was elected to complete his term until 1901.
  3. ^ After a four-day standoff, a power-sharing agreement was worked out between both parties, with Republicans gaining the Speakership under Clifton G.M. Kerr, and Democrats having control of four committees of their choosing, including the Appropriations Committee, with the other 34 committees alternating between the two parties for choice of control. As such, Democrats controlled 21 committees, and Republicans 17. p. A1, A4 p. 161
  4. ^ Resigned to become director of the Environmental Protection Agency.
  5. ^ a b Lieutenant Governor ascended to governorship upon the resignation of his or her predecessor.
  6. ^ Resigned to become United States Ambassador to China.

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