Utah's 3rd congressional district

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Utah's 3rd congressional district
Utah US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif
Utah's 3rd congressional district -
Current Representative John Curtis (RProvo)
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+25[1]

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.

The district was created when Utah was awarded an extra congressional seat following the 1980 U.S. Census. Four of its five Representatives have been Republicans; Bill Orton, a Democrat, represented the district from 1991 to 1997. The current Representative is Republican John Curtis, elected in a special election November 7, 2017.

Recent election results from statewide races[edit]

Source: "Presidential Election Results, by district" – via swingstateproject.com. 

Year Office Result
2000 President Bush 75 - 24%
2004 President Bush 77 - 20%
2008 President McCain 67 - 29%
2012 President Romney 78 - 20%
2016 President Trump 47 - 23%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Congress Electoral history
District created January 3, 1983
Howard C. Nielson.jpg Howard Nielson Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1991
98th
99th
100th
101st
First elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Retired.
BillOrton.jpg Bill Orton Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1997
102nd
103rd
104th
First elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Lost re-election.
Chris Cannon, official 110th Congress photo.jpg Chris Cannon Republican January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2009
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
First elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Lost renomination.
Jason Chaffetz, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Jason Chaffetz Republican January 3, 2009 –
June 30, 2017
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
First elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Resigned.[2]
Vacant June 30, 2017 –
November 7, 2017
115th
John R Curtis (cropped).png John Curtis Republican November 7, 2017 –
present
115th Elected to finish Chaffetz's term.

Election results[edit]

1982198419861988199019921994199619982000200220042006200820102012201420162017 (Special)

1982[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Howard C. Nielson 108,478 76.86
Independent Henry A. Huish 32,661 23.14
Total votes 141,139 100.0
Republican win (new seat)

1984[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[4]
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
Total votes 186,572 100.0
Republican hold

1986[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[5]
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
Total votes 130,074 100.0
Republican hold

1988[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[6]
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
Total votes 194,461 100.0
Republican hold

1990[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[7]
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
Total votes 135,676 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[8]
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
Total votes 229,061 100.0
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[9]
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
Total votes 155,146 100.0
Democratic hold

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996[10]
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
Total votes 207,715 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998[11]
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
Total votes 131,123 100.0
Republican hold

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000[12]
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
Total votes 237,348 100.0
Republican hold

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002[13]
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
Total votes 153,643 100.0
Republican hold

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004[14]
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
Total votes 272,928 100.0
Republican hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006[15]
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
Total votes 165,398 100.0
Republican hold

2008[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jason Chaffetz 187,035 65.61
Democratic Bennion Spencer 80,626 28.28
Constitution Jim Noorlander 17,408 6.11
Total votes 285,069 100.0
Republican hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010[17]
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
Total votes 193,186 100.0
Republican hold

2012[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jason Chaffetz (incumbent) 198,828 76.61
Democratic Soren Simonsen 60,719 23.39
Total votes 259,547 100.0
Republican hold

2014[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2014[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jason Chaffetz (incumbent) 102,952 72.21
Democratic Brian Wonnacott 32,059 22.48
Independent American Zack Strong 3,192 2.24
Unaffiliated Stephen P. Tryon 2,584 1.81
Unaffiliated Ben J. Mates 1,513 1.06
Write-in David A. Else 280 0.20
Total votes 142,580 100.0
Republican hold

2016[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2016[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jason Chaffetz (incumbent) 209,589 73.46
Democratic Stephen P. Tryon 75,716 26.54
Total votes 285,305 100.0
Republican hold

2017 (Special)[edit]

Utah's 3rd congressional district special election (November 7, 2017)[citation needed]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Curtis 62,498 57.6%
Democratic Kathie Allen 29,449 27.1%
United Utah Jim Bennett 9,641 8.9%
Independent Sean Whalen 2,968 2.7%
Libertarian Joe Buchman 2,372 2.2%
Independent American Jason Christensen 1,633 1.5%
Write-in Brendan Phillips [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Write-in Russell Paul Roesler [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Total votes 108,561 100%
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