2020 Utah gubernatorial election

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2020 Utah gubernatorial election

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Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent Governor

Gary Herbert
Republican



The 2020 Utah gubernatorial election will be held on November 3, 2020, to elect the Governor of Utah, concurrently with the 2020 U.S. presidential election, as well as elections to the United States Senate and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Although incumbent Republican Governor Gary Herbert is eligible to run for re-election to a third full term, he initially announced shortly after being re-elected in 2016 that he would not run again, but indicated in January 2019 that he was open to the possibility of running again before ultimately deciding to retire and endorse his Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox.[1][2][3]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Potential[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Spencer Cox
Governors

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Rob
Bishop
Jason
Chaffetz
Spencer
Cox
Natalie
Gochnour
Greg
Hughes
Greg
Miller
Sean
Reyes
Undecided
University of Utah Jan 15–24, 2019 311 ± 5.6% 10% 27% 28% 1% 4% 2% 4% 24%
University of Utah Oct 3–9, 2018 291 ± 6.0% 11% 25% 16% 3% 2% 7% 36%
Dan Jones & Associates Jun 11–18, 2018 510 ± 4.3% 9% 25% 16% 3% 9% 37%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Potential[edit]

Declined[edit]

Independent[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Mark A. Smith, management consultant, technology advisor

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gehrke, Robert (8 November 2016). "Herbert wins his 3rd election as Utah governor". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b O'Donoghue, Amy Joi (January 29, 2019). "About face? Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says 'never say never' about possible re-election bid". Deseret News. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  3. ^ a b O'Donoghue, Amy Joi (May 14, 2019). "Here are the reasons Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox says he's running for governor in 2020". Deseret News. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  4. ^ Editor, Bryan Schott, Managing. "The year in preview: Some bold predictions for 2019". utahpolicy.com. Retrieved 2019-07-22.
  5. ^ "Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox announces he is running for Utah governor, vows a 'different,' positive campaign". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  6. ^ "Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox announces run for Utah governor in 2020". fox13now.com. 2019-05-14. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  7. ^ "Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox tweets that he's running for governor". www.ksl.com. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  8. ^ Bernick, Bob (April 12, 2018). "Bishop reportedly testing the water for a possible gubernatorial run in 2020". UtahPolicy.com.
  9. ^ a b c d "Latest poll of potential Utah Republican candidates for 2020 governor's race shows Chaffetz, Cox remain leading contenders". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  10. ^ a b c d e Editor, Bryan Schott, Managing. "A way too early look at the 2020 elections in Utah". utahpolicy.com. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  11. ^ a b c d e Editor, Bryan Schott, Managing. "If Bishop or Reyes get the nod to head up the Interior Department, it could shuffle the 2020 gubernatorial race". utahpolicy.com. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
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  13. ^ Bernick, Bob (June 14, 2018). "Hughes says he's considering running for governor in 2020, but nearly half of Utahns don't know who he is". UtahPolicy.com.
  14. ^ Editor, Bob Bernick, Contributing. "Hughes heads for the exits". utahpolicy.com. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  15. ^ a b c Romboy, Dennis (2017-03-27). "Ann Romney sees son Josh Romney running for Utah governor". DeseretNews.com. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  16. ^ Bernick, Bob; Schott, Bryan (April 4, 2019). "Huntsman and Romney and Hughes! Oh, my! 2020 gubernatorial race rumor roundup". Utah Policy. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  17. ^ Coppins, McKay (June 10, 2019). "Trump's Man in Russia May Be Coming Home Soon". The Atlantic. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  18. ^ Cohen, Zachary; Marquardt, Alex (August 6, 2019). "US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman resigns". CNN. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  19. ^ Schott, Bryan (January 6, 2019). "Utah Republicans believe Sen. Mike Lee may be preparing to run for governor in 2020". Utah Policy. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  20. ^ a b "Ultra-conservative Utah senator picks social media fight that might signal a bid for governor". Daily Kos. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  21. ^ Wood, Benjamin (July 2, 2018). "Gov. Chaffetz? Former Utah congressman leads field of potential 2020 Republican candidates for governor". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  22. ^ Roche, Lisa Riley (4 January 2016). "Josh Romney 'strongly considering' run for governor in 2020".
  23. ^ Forgie, Adam (2019-01-07). "Republicans urging Aimee Winder Newton to run for Utah governor in 2020". KUTV. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  24. ^ Winslow, Ben. "Salt Lake County Councilwoman Aimee Winder Newton is considering a run for governor". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  25. ^ Webb, LaVarr (April 3, 2019). "Governor candidate + GOP unity? Here's a guy who might pursue both". Utah Policy. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  26. ^ Schott, Bryan (June 3, 2019). "Chaffetz not running for governor in 2020". Utah Policy. Retrieved June 3, 2019.
  27. ^ "Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox announces he is running for Utah governor, vows a 'different,' positive campaign". The Salt Lake Tribune. May 14, 2019.
  28. ^ Wood, Benjamin (July 19, 2019). "Zachary Moses, a Democratic candidate for governor, wants to break up Republican control of Utah and build a space port". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
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  30. ^ "Our Campaigns - UT Governor - D Convention Race - Apr 23, 2020". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 2018-12-31.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites