Utah's 4th Congressional District

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The 4th Congressional District of Utah is a new district that will be created as a result of the 2010 Census.

Utah's 4th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes Salt Lake, Tooele, Juab, Millard, Beaver, Iron and Washington counties.[1]

The current representative of the 4th congressional district is Jim Matheson (D). The 4th district was created as a result of the 2010 Census.

Elections

2014

See also: Utah's 4th congressional district elections, 2014

According to a Washington Post article in December 2012, incumbent Jim Matheson (D) is one of the 10 most vulnerable incumbents in 2014.[2]

The National Republican Congressional Committee listed Matheson's seat as one of seven early targets in the 2014 congressional elections.[3] 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).[4]

2012

See also: Utah's 4th congressional district elections, 2012

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.[5]

U.S. House, Utah District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Matheson Incumbent 48.8% 119,803
     Republican Mia B. Love 48.5% 119,035
     Libertarian Jim L. Vein 2.6% 6,439
Total Votes 245,277
Source: Utah Lieutenant Governor "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Redistricting

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.


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