2016 Utah elections

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The 2016 Utah general elections were held in the U.S. state of Utah on November 8, 2016. Utah's Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Auditor, and Treasurer were elected, as well as one of Utah's U.S. Senate seats and all four seats in the United States House of Representatives, fifteen Utah Senate seats and all of the Utah House of Representatives seats. Primary elections were held on June 28, 2016.[1]

Governor and Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Incumbent Republican Governor Gary Herbert was re-elected to a third term in office. Spencer Cox was Herbert's running mate.[2]

Michael Weinholtz, former Chairman and CEO of CHG Healthcare Services, ran as a Democrat.[3] Kim Bowman, division manager at University of Utah Health Sciences, is Weinholtz's running mate.[2]

Gary Herbert
Individuals
Organizations
  • Utah Fraternal Order of Police[7]
Michael Weinholtz
Organizations
  • Equality Utah PAC[8]

Attorney General[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Sean Reyes, incumbent (R)[9]
  • Jon Harper, private practice lawyer (D)[9]
  • Andrew McCullough, private practice lawyer (L)[9]
  • Michael Isbell, private practice lawyer (IAP)[9]
Sean Reyes
Individuals
Organizations
  • Utah Fraternal Order of Police[11]
Jon Harper
Individuals
General election results [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sean Reyes 719,064 65.4%
Democratic Jon Harper 275,571 25.1%
Libertarian Andrew McCullough 73,975 6.7%
Independent American Party Michael Isbell 30,687 2.8%
Total votes 1,099,297 100.0%

Auditor[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • John Dougall, incumbent (R)[9]
  • Mike Mitchell, accountant (D)[9]
  • Jared Green, FedEx employee (IAP)[9]
General election results [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Dougall 679,675 63.2%
Democratic Mike Mitchell 329,625 30.7%
Independent American Party Jared Green 65,692 6.1%
Total votes 1,074,992 100.0%

Treasurer[edit]

Candidates[edit]

General election results [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Damschen 652,275 61.2%
Democratic Neil Hansen 337,997 31.7%
Constitution Richard Proctor 75,365 7.1%
Total votes 1,066,087 100.0%

U.S. Senate[edit]

Incumbent Republican Senator Mike Lee was re-elected to a second term.

Misty Snow won the Democratic nomination, and the first transgender woman in the history of the United States to become a major party's nominee for the Senate.[14]

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

All of Utah's four seats in the United States House of Representatives were up for election in November.

Utah Senate[edit]

Fifteen Utah Senate seats were filled in 2016.

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Libertarian Vacant
Before 2016 elections 23 5 1 29 0
Latest voting share 79% 17% 3%
After 2016 elections 24 5 0 29 0
New voting share 83% 17% 0%

Utah House of Representatives[edit]

All 75 seats in the Utah House of Representatives were filled in 2016.

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
Before 2016 elections 63 12 75 0
Latest voting share 84% 16%
After 2016 elections 62 13 75 0
New voting share 83% 17%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Offices up for election". Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved August 14, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Emily Larson (April 18, 2016). "3 Utah gubernatorial candidates announce running mates". KSL. Retrieved August 14, 2016.
  3. ^ Leonard, Wendy (April 23, 2016). "Utah Dems nominate Weinholtz to run for governor". Deseret News. Retrieved August 14, 2016.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-22. Retrieved 2016-08-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-22. Retrieved 2016-08-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-22. Retrieved 2016-08-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "The Voice of Utah's Law Enforcement Officers". Utah Fraternal Order of Police. May 24, 2016. Retrieved August 14, 2016.
  8. ^ http://www.equalityutahpac.org/endorsements
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "2016 Candidate Filings". Utah Lieutenant Governor. Retrieved August 14, 2016.
  10. ^ a b c d e f http://www.seanreyes.com/endorsements
  11. ^ https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/utag/pages/36/attachments/original/1414604587/Reyes.AG.Endorsement_102814_FOP.pdf?1414604587
  12. ^ http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865659314/Ex-Jazz-coach-Frank-Layden-endorses-Democrat-Jon-Harper-in-AG-race.html?pg=all
  13. ^ a b c https://elections.utah.gov/Media/Default/2016%20Election/2016%20General%20Election%20-%20Statewide%20Canvass%203.pdf
  14. ^ Nelson, Louis (29 June 2016). "Two transgender candidates named 'Misty' win primaries". Politico. Retrieved 29 June 2016.