Utah attorney general special election 2014 primary preview
|June 24, 2014 Election Preview|
By Garrett Fortin
The 2014 Utah primary elections are being held on June 24, 2014. There is one statewide executive office involved: Attorney General. These primaries are for a special election to fill the remaining two years of the term. There are no contested primaries, meaning that this special election race is all set for November. In all, there are five candidates, including incumbent Republican Sean Reyes and four challengers.
- Sean Reyes - Incumbent
- Charles Stormont - Lawyer in the Utah Attorney General's office
- Andrew McCullough - Libertarian candidate
- Gregory Hansen - Constitution Party candidate
- Leslie Curtis - American Independent Party candidate
Below, Ballotpedia has put together a preview of this upcoming election.
Utah Attorney General
Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow was elected in 2012 but found himself embroiled in controversy for almost his entire time in office. He stepped down in December 2013 and his former primary opponent, Sean Reyes, was appointed in his place. Now Reyes faces four challengers for the remaining two years of his term. Given Utah's Republican lean and the lack of primary challengers, incumbent Reyes is likely to win the general in November.
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