2020 Governor's Race


Tuesday’s Republican primary had some big surprises and some races were too close to call, with a significant number of vote-by-mail ballots outstanding.

Republican gubernatorial candidates on face-off at a debate on June 1.
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It’s been 35 years since a Democrat was governor of Utah. So, the winner of next Tuesday’s Republican primary will likely be the state’s next governor. 


Tuesday night, Utah’s Republican Gubernatorial candidates, John Huntsman, Spencer Cox,  Greg Hughes, and Thomas Wright got into a feisty discussion about the state’s financial stability.

Meatpacking Industry A "Perfect Storm" For COVID-19

Jun 16, 2020
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Chris Peterson for Utah Governor

Utah meatpacking plants are deemed essential businesses, but the industry and its workers are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. Hundreds of workers at the Hyrum JBS plant in Logan were infected with COVID-19 in the last month. Monday night the Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Peterson held a Facebook Live conversation on how the Utah meatpacking industry and its workers have been impacted. 


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Monday night the four Republican candidates in Utah's gubernatorial race debated some of the most pressing issues for rural Utahns. 

Utah’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Peterson announced via Facebook video on Monday that Karina Andelin Brown will be his running mate in the 2020 election. Brown has made a name for herself as an advocate for healthcare, despite only being involved in public affairs for a few years. Brown was one of the five cosponsors for Proposition 3 on Medicaid expansion.

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In a virtual cottage meeting on Wednesday night, gubenatorial candidate Jeff Burningham annouced state Senator Dan McCay would be his running mate in the 2020 election.

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On Monday morning, volunteers from Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox’s campaign turned in over 29,000 signatures to put Cox on the ballot for Utah’s governor in 2020.  


Jon Huntsman campaign.

In a video shared on Twitter Friday morning, Jon Huntsman Jr. announced Provo Mayor Michelle Kaufusi will be his running mate for Utah’s 2020 governor’s race. 

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The race for Utah’s open gubernatorial seat is getting crowded. Six candidates have already declared their intent to gather signatures with other high profile individuals expected to announce their decisions by the end of the month.