Chris Wilson

Hillyard Concedes State Senate Race to Wilson After 40 Years In Office

Jul 2, 2020
Man puts a ballot in a mailbox
Eli Lucero / Herald Journal


Polling results for the June Primary are pouring in, and in Cache County, early data shows a newcomer upsetting an incumbent with concession already.

“He’s won,” said Senator Lyle Hillyard of Logan. “There's no way I'll win, so he's won, and I’m not even worrying about it anymore.” 

Image of Lyle Hillyard: News Channel 1, Image of Chris Wilson: Cache Valley Daily

For the first time in 35 years, there is a republican primary for Utah’s 25th senate district. Senator Lyle Hillyard has served as the senator for the district since 1984. He said this election is different.