Soren Simonsen

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Soren Simonsen
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U.S. House, Utah, District 3
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Soren Simonsen was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Utah.


Campaign themes

According to Simonsen's website, his campaign themes included:

  • Economy: "... limit wasteful spending, invest wisely in future transportation and domestic renewable energy production, streamline the tax code for individuals and businesses, and support sustained investment in local jobs."
  • Equality: " that the benefits and privileges given to some are extended to all."
  • Ethics: " ethics and campaign finance reform, restoring appropriate constitutional rights to the people of the United States."[1]



See also: Utah's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Simonsen was defeated by incumbent Jason Chaffetz.[2] Simonsen ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Utah's 3rd District. He defeated Richard Clark in the Democratic convention. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

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"

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Simonsen's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Simonsen lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Simonsen's campaign committee raised a total of $30,602 and spent $30,782.[4]

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