Utah's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Utah's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
No primary, due to conventions

Incumbent prior to election:
Jason Chaffetz Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


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The 3rd Congressional District of Utah will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Republican and Democratic candidates were chosen during each party's convention.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 20, 2014
No primary, due to conventions
November 4, 2014

Primary: Utah is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote. Registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters may vote in the Democratic primary. Only registered Republicans can vote in the Republican primary.[3]

Voter registration: Voters must have registered to vote in the primary by either May 25, 2014, by mail, or June 9, 2014, online. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[4]

See also: Utah elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Jason Chaffetz (R), who was first elected in 2008.

Utah's 3rd Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Daggett, Summit, Morgan, Utah, Wasatch, Duchesne, Uintah, Carbon, Grand, Emery, Sanpete, Sevier, Piute, Wayne, Garfield, San Juan and Kane counties.[5]

Candidates

General election candidates[6]


April 26, 2014, Convention results

Republican Party Republican convention [7]

Democratic Party Democratic convention

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Republican convention results

On April 26, 2014, at Utah’s GOP Convention, delegates chose incumbent Jason Chaffetz as the Republican candidate in the 2014 general election. Chaffetz received 838 votes, or 87.17 percent, while Robert Stevens and Mark Hedengren each received 65 votes, or 6.42 percent.[10]

Utah uses a convention-primary system to choose candidates for general elections. At the state nominating convention, delegates cast votes for a candidate on behalf of their district. If a delegate receives 60% of the votes, the candidate moves on to the general election; otherwise, the two remaining candidates compete in a primary election.[11] According to The Salt Lake Tribune, “The group Count My Vote, led by former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt and other influential and well-heeled Republicans, launched a petition drive last year to put a measure on the ballot to strip the party conventions of most of their authority, arguing the caucus-convention system is exclusionary and doesn’t represent the average Utahn.”[12]

Democratic convention results

Brian Wonnacott won the Democratic nomination on April 26, 2014. He ran unopposed.[8]


Campaign contributions

Jason Chaffetz

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Chaffetz's reports.[13]

Jason Chaffetz (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]July 22, 2013$117,793.29$89,247.90$(61,191.99)$145,849.20
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2013$145,849.20$165,998.16$(128,465.23)$183,382.13
October Quarterly[16]October 14, 2013$183,382.13$49,514.24$(57,325.96)$175,570.41
Year-End[17]January 29, 2014$175,570$85,169$(95,242)$165,497
April Quarterly[18]April 14, 2014$167,004.76$111,326.59$(92,914.86)$185,416.49
Running totals
$501,255.89$(435,140.04)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

The 3rd Congressional District of Utah held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jason Chaffetz won re-election.[19]

U.S. House, Utah District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason Chaffetz Incumbent 76.6% 198,828
     Democratic Soren D. Simonsen 23.4% 60,719
Total Votes 259,547
Source: Utah Lieutenant Governor "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jason Chaffetz won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Karen Hyer (D), Douglas Sligting (Constitution), Jake Shannon (L) and Joseph L. Puente (Unaffiliated) in the general election.[20]

U.S. House, Utah District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason Chaffetz incumbent 72.3% 139,721
     Democratic Karen Hyer 22.9% 44,320
     Constitution Douglas Sligting 2.4% 4,596
     Libertarian Jake Shannon 1.5% 2,945
     Unaffiliated Joseph L. Puente 0.8% 1,604
Total Votes 193,186

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR AUGUST 8, 2014," accessed August 21, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 21, 2014
  3. Project Vote Smart, "Voter Registration: Utah," accessed January 3, 2014
  4. Lt. Governor's Office, "Online Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Utah Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  6. Utah.gov, "2014 Candidate Filings," accessed May 5, 2014
  7. St. George News, "Utah GOP Convention chooses returning candidates, runoffs; STGnews photo gallery," accessed April 30, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah Democrats elect Corroon as chairman, tap Owens in 4th District," accessed May 15, 2014
  9. Utah.gov, "Candidate list," accessed July 24, 2014
  10. St. George News, "Utah GOP Convention chooses returning candidates, runoffs; STGnews photo gallery," accessed April 30, 2014
  11. UtahGOP.org, "Utah Republican Party Bylaws," accessed April 30, 2014
  12. Salt Lake Tribune, "Mia Love clinches Republican nomination at Utah convention,” accessed April 30, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Chaffetz 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 23, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Chaffetz Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 18, 2014
  19. ABC News, "General Election Results 2012-Utah," November 7, 2012
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013