On May 31, Republican Rep. Chris Stewart announced he would resign from Congress citing ongoing health issues with his wife. The 2nd Congressional District covers the southwest of the state, including the city of St. George, and extends up into the Salt Lake area.
Rep. Stewart’s announcement opened the door for several candidates to throw their hats into the ring for this solid Republican district. Celeste Maloy, who served as counsel for Rep. Stewart, emerged victorious from both the party convention and the September 5 primary. On the Democratic side, three candidates competed for a spot on the primary ballot at their convention. State Senator Kathleen Riebe overwhelmingly won the backing of her party there. Also on the ballot are candidates from the Libertarian Party, the Constitution Party, United Utah, and two independents.
Elections in Utah are largely conducted by mail, but Election Day vote centers will be open until 8 p.m. (MST). Election results will start to come in after that, and we will have them for you below.