Utah Republican candidates win Senate, Governor, House races

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Utah’s 2016 election for governor, U.S. Senator and U.S. House of Representatives saw the re-election of all incumbent Republican candidates.

Mike Lee v. Misty Snow

(Left) U.S. Sen. Mike Lee; (right) Misty Snow
Sen. Mike Lee (left) beat Misty Snow (right) in the 2016 election for U.S. Senator with 68 percent of the vote.

Sen. Mike Lee won the election over Misty Snow Tuesday and will serve his second term as a Utah Senator.

With 75 percent of precincts reporting, Lee obtained 68 percent of the vote. Snow had 27 percent of the vote.

Lee is Utah’s 16th serving senator and Snow is the first transgender senate nominee for the Democratic Party.

I’m thrilled with the outcome,” Lee said. “We don’t have all the results in yet, but what we’ve seen so far is very encouraging and I am very grateful for the people of Utah to give me the opportunity to continue serving Utah in the Senate.”

Gary Herbert, Spencer Cox v. Mike Weinholtz, Kim Bowman

(Left) Mike Weinholtz; (right) Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert
Gov. Gary R. Herbert (right) beat Democratic candidate Mike Weinholtz (left) in the 2016 Utah governor election with 67 percent of the vote.

Gov. Gary Herbert and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox will serve another term in office, after beating Mike Weinholtz and Kim Bowman on Tuesday.

With 75 percent of precincts reporting, Herbert and Cox obtained 67 percent of the vote while Weinholtz and Bowman had 29 percent.

Herbert became governor of Utah in 2009 after then-governor Jon Huntsman was selected as the United States Ambassador to China by President Barack Obama. Herbert won a special election in 2010 to retain his position until 2012. In 2012 Herbert won an election for a full 4-year term.

Cox was selected to replace Greg Bell as Lieutenant Governor in October 2013.

Rob Bishop v. Peter Clemens

U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop (left) beat Peter Clemens (right) for Utah’s 1st Congressional District Seat with 65 percent of the vote.

Representative Rob Bishop beat Peter Clemens Tuesday for Utah’s 1st Congressional District Seat.

With 75 percent of precincts reporting, Bishop obtained 65 percent of the vote, while Clemens had 28 percent.

Bishop was elected to the House of Representatives in 2002 and this win will allow him to serve his seventh 2-year term in the political office.

Christ Stewart v. Charlene Albarran

(Left) U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart; (right) Charlene Albarran
U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart (left) beat Charlene Albarran (right) for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District Seat with 61 percent of the vote.

Representative Chris Stewart beat Charlene Albarran for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District Seat on Tuesday.

With 73 percent of precincts reporting, Stewart obtained 61 percent of the vote. Albarran had 34 percent.

Stewart was elected in 2012 and Tuesday’s win will allow him to serve his third term.

Jason Chaffetz v. Stephen Tryon

(Left) Stephen P. Tryon (right) U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz
U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (right) beat Stephen P. Tryon (left) for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District Seat with 74 percent of the vote.

Representative Jason Chaffetz beat Stephen Tryon for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District Seat on Tuesday.

With 78 percent of precincts reporting, Chaffetz obtained 74 percent of the vote while Tryon had 26 percent.

Chaffetz was elected in 2008 and Tuesday’s win will allow him to serve his fifth term.

Mia Love v. Doug Owens

(Left) U.S. Rep. Mia Love; (right) Doug Owen
U.S. Rep. Mia Love (left) beat Doug Owen (right) for Utah’s 4th Congressional District Seat with 53 percent of the vote.

Representative Mia Love beat Doug Owen for Utah’s 4th Congressional District Seat on Tuesday.

With 71 percent of precincts reporting, Love obtained 53 percent of the vote while Owen had 43 percent.

Love was elected in 2012 and Tuesday’s win will allow her to serve his second term.

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