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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Utah State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Utah State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Utah State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Utah State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 8 7
     Republican Party 21 22
Total 29 29


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 14 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. 1 incumbent lost, and thus 13 incumbents were re-elected to the Utah State Senate.
  • There will be 2 new senators sworn-in, 0 Democratic candidates and 2 Republicans.
  • Of the 15 seats up for election, 5 were won by Democrats and 10 by Republicans.
  • Only 3 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Utah, 1 incumbent senator did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 14 incumbents (93.3%) ran for re-election. There was 1 incumbent defeated, Brent Goodfellow (D).

Incumbents who ran on November 2

Gene Davis, first elected to the Utah State Senate in 1988. Davis won re-election in 2010.

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

Brent Goodfellow, first elected to the Utah State Senate in 2006. Goodfellow was defeated in his re-election bid in 2010.

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Brent Goodfellow

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Daniel W. Thatcher

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Utah, 1 new senator will be sworn-in, Democratic candidate Jose R. Rodriguez. In total, Utah elected 16 senators, 11 Republicans and 5 Democrats.

Newly elected senators

The following is the newly-elected members of the Utah State Senate:

Democratic

No new Democratic candidates won election.

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

No Democratic candidates won an open seat.

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Utah State Senate:

Democratic

Kevin Van Tassell was first elected to the senate in 2006. He was re-elected in 2010.

Republican

Competitiveness

Dennis Stowell was the only unopposed Republican senate candidate in 2010. He was first elected in 2006.

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's nonpartisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Utah, 12 candidates (24.0% of seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 12, 1 was a Democrat and 11 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

All Democratic candidates faced a Republican opponent.

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Utah, 3 (9.1%) of the 33 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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Utah State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Utah House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Utah House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Utah House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 22 16
     Republican Party 53 59
Total 75 75


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 68 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 6 incumbents lost, and thus 62 incumbents were re-elected to the Utah House of Representatives.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 6 incumbent Democratic incumbent lost.
  • There will be 13 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 13, 2 are Democrats and 11 are Republicans
  • Of the 75 seats up for election, 17 were won by Democrats and 58 by Republicans.
  • 18 candidates were unopposed, 0 Democrats and 18 Republicans.
  • Only 25 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Utah, 68 (82.7%) incumbents ran for re-election. Of these 68, 6 incumbent representatives were defeated. All 6 incumbents were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Brad Last (R) was first elected to the house in 2002. He was re-elected in 2010.
  1. Becky Edwards
  2. Bill Wright
  3. Brad Dee
  4. Brad Last
  5. Brad R. Wilson
  6. Bradley Daw
  7. Brian King
  8. Carl Wimmer
  9. Carol Moss
  10. Christine Watkins
  11. Christopher Herrod
  12. Craig Frank
  13. Curt Webb
  14. Curtis Oda
  15. David Clark (Utah)
  16. David G Butterfield
  17. David Litvack
  18. Dean Sanpei
  19. Don Ipson
  20. Eric Hutchings
  21. Evan Vickers
  22. F. Jay Seegmiller
  23. Francis Gibson
  24. Gage Froerer
  25. Gregory Hughes (Utah)
  26. Jack Draxler
  27. Jackie Biskupski
  28. James Gowans
  29. Janice Fisher
  30. Jennifer Seelig
  31. Jim Bird
  32. Jim Dunnigan
  33. Joel Briscoe
  34. John Dougall
  35. John Mathis
  36. Johnny Anderson
  37. Julie Fisher
  38. Kay McIff
  39. Keith Grover
  40. Kenneth Sumsion
  41. Kraig Powell
  42. Larry Wiley
  43. Laura Black
  44. Lynn Hemingway
  45. Marie Poulson
  46. Mark Wheatley
  47. Melvin Brown
  48. Merlynn Newbold
  49. Michael Morley
  50. Neal Hendrickson
  51. Neil Hansen
  52. Paul Ray
  53. Rebecca Chavez-Houck
  54. Rebecca Lockhart
  55. Richard Greenwood
  56. Roger Barrus
  57. Ron Bigelow
  58. Ronda Menlove
  59. Ryan Wilcox
  60. Stephen Handy
  61. Stephen Sandstrom
  62. Sue Duckworth
  63. Tim Cosgrove
  64. Todd Kiser
  65. Trisha Beck
  66. Wayne Harper

Incumbents defeated

James Gowans was first elected to the house in 1992. He was defeated by Douglas Sagers (R) in the general election.
Laura Black was first elected to the house in 2008. She was defeated by Steven Eliason (R) in the general election.

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
F. Jay Seegmiller
James Gowans
Laura Black
Neil Hansen
Trisha Beck

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:

CandidatePartyDistrict
Derek Brown
Douglas Sagers
Jeremy Peterson
LaVar Christensen
Steven Eliason

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Utah, 13 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 13, 2 are Democrats and 11 are Republicans. In the 7 open seat contests, Republicans won 5 and Democrats 2. In total, Utah elected 75 representatives, 58 Republicans and 17 Democrats.

Curt Webb was first elected to the house in 2006. He won re-election in 2010.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Utah House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Utah House of Representatives:

Democratic

Larry Wiley was first elected to the house in 2005. He won re-election in 2010.

Republican

Julie Fisher was first elected to the house in 2004. She won re-election in 2010.

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Utah, 18 candidates (24.0% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 18, 0 were Democrats and 18 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

No Democratic candidates were unopposed in the general election.

Republican

Ballot Access

In Utah, 25 (15.8%) of the 158 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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