Utah's 4th Congressional District
The current representative of the 4th congressional district is Jim Matheson (D). The 4th district was created as a result of the 2010 Census.
The National Republican Congressional Committee listed Matheson's seat as one of seven early targets in the 2014 congressional elections. The seven targets align perfectly with the seven most Republican districts currently held by Democrats, according to FairVote's partisanship index. Matheson's district ranks as the 2nd most Republican (39% D).
In the 2012 general election, Democrat Jim Matheson was elected to the newly created 4th congressional district of Utah. Matheson defeated Mia Love (R) and Jim Vein (L) in a tight race that was determined to be to close to call well after the polls closed on November 6, 2012. Love conceded the following day.
|U.S. House, Utah District 4 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Jim Matheson Incumbent||48.8%||119,803|
|Republican||Mia B. Love||48.5%||119,035|
|Libertarian||Jim L. Vein||2.6%||6,439|
|Source: Utah Lieutenant Governor "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
In 2011, the Utah State Legislature re-drew the Congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census. The 4th congressional district is a newly created district.
- Utah Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
- Washington Post "House Democrats Face Long Odds in 2014," December 7, 2012
- The Hill, "NRCC, promising to 'stay on offense,' targets seven Dems," January 16, 2013
- FairVote "NRCC Targets Foreshadow Power of Partisanship in 2014 Elections," January 18, 2013
- Washington Post, "Republican Mia Love concedes to Democrat Jim Matheson in Utah," November 7, 2012