The first round of results from this year’s primary election are in and as expected, many of the races are too close to call, including the four-way Republican primary for the Governor’s seat.
Spencer Cox has a slight lead at just over 37% of the vote, with former Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. coming in at 34.26%. Former House Speaker Greg Hughes has 20.71% of votes. Former State GOP chair Thomas Wright has just over of 8% of the vote.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, votes cast on election day have not been counted yet as they sit in a 24-hour quarantine. Voters were also able to post-mark their ballot up until election day when in past years it had to be mailed the by the day before. The next round of votes will be released Wednesday at 3 p.m. Results will not be final for another three weeks.
Both the Democratic and Republican primary for Utah’s First Congressional District are also very close. Darren Parry is leading in the Democratic primary with about 52.5% of the vote and Jamie Cheek has 47.5% of the vote.
For the Republicans, Blake Moore has just over 30% of the vote, while Davis County Commissioner Bob Stevenson has just under 30% of the vote. Kerry Gibson has about 23% of the vote and Kaysville Mayor Katie Witt has just under 16% of the vote.
In the race for attorney general, incumbent Sean Reyes has 54.4% of the vote and Utah County Attorney David Levitt has 45.6%.
The winners for some of the other races in the state look a little clearer right now. In Utah’s Fourth Congressional District Burgess Owens has been declared the winner with 43% of the vote.
Locally in state Senate District 25, Chris Wilson has 62.10% of the vote, while long-time incumbent Senator Lyle Hillyard has 37.9% of the vote. In state House District 3, incumbent Val Potter has 44.16 percent of the vote, while challenger Mike Peterson has 55.84 % of the vote.