2nd Congressional District

Lee Hale

Republican Rep. Chris Stewart will serve another term in Utah’s 2 nd Congressional District. Early voting numbers showed the incumbent Congressman Stewart leading Democratic challenger Charlene Albarran by about 30%.

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In the race for Utah’s 2 nd Congressional District, Republican incumbent Chris Stewart faces a tough challenger in businesswoman and philanthropist Charlene Albarran. But in an election year dominated by the presidential race, the problem for some down-ballot candidates, even candidates for Congress, is that some voters just don’t know who they are.

Judy Fahys / KUER

The Democratic candidate for Utah’s Second Congressional district is trying to make the case that her opponent, incumbent Republican Chris Stewart isn’t paying enough attention to all of his constituents.

Judy Fahys / KUER

Utah Congressman Chris Stewart will be defending his 2 nd District seat against Democrat Charlene Albarran. Both candidates ran uncontested at their party’s nominating conventions on Saturday.

Charlene Alberran

Congressman Chris Stewart has a challenger for his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Park City businesswoman Charlene Albarran is running as a democrat for Utah’s second district.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

Utah’s 2 nd District Congressman Chris Stewart will get another term. He beat his Democratic opponent Luz Robles easily. In his victory speech, Stewart declared it a good night for the United States of America. “Tonight, we get to start the fight,” he said. “We get to start the fight to reclaim our country once again.” As he begins his second term, Stewart pledged to work with others to secure the country’s borders, create jobs, improve the economy, reform taxes and entitlements, and work for...

Photo pool, The Salt Lake Tribune

The major party candidates vying to represent Utah’s second congressional district met in a debate Thursday. Republican Congressman Chris Stewart and Democratic challenger Luz Robles faced off in front of a live audience at Southern Utah University in Cedar City. Chris Stewart and Luz Robles were cordial throughout the debate and avoided personal attacks, but they had clear differences of opinion on a number of topics. On same sex marriage, Robles called it an issue of equality, while Stewart...

Andrea Smardon / KUER

Utah Congressman Christ Stewart will face Democrat Luz Robles in the upcoming November election. Robles had no Democratic competitors for the District 2 nomination, leaving her free to focus on her Republican opponent. At the convention, Luz Robles acknowledged that running for Congress as a working mother, a state senator, and a Democrat would be an uphill battle. “I decided to run - not because it’s easy politically - I decided to run because just like you, I am a Democrat,” Robles said. ...

Brian Grimmett

Democratic state Senator Luz Robles officially kicked off her campaign for Utah’s 2nd congressional district today at an event at the state capitol. Democratic Senator Luz Robles of Salt Lake City was all smiles today as she spoke to a crowd of supporters gathered under the rotunda of the state capitol. Their loud cheers echoed through the halls of the otherwise empty building as Robles laid out the reasons why she is challenging current 2nd district congressman Chris Stewart . She says in...

Utah Senate Democrats

Democratic State Senator Luz Robles says she’s planning to run against Republican incumbent Chris Stewart for Utah’s 2nd Congressional district seat in 2014. Democratic State Senator Luz Robles is no stranger to politics. She’s been a member of the Utah Legislature representing the west side of Salt Lake City since 2008. Before that, she served in the state office of Ethnic Affairs under Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman. Robles says she understands that, as a Democrat, winning the 2nd...

2nd District Race Remains Obscure to Many Voters

Oct 31, 2012

Utah’s 2 nd Congressional District has been overshadowed by the newly added 4 th District this election year. The race between Jim Matheson and Mia Love has attracted national attention as well as money from out of state, while candidates in the recently redrawn 2 nd District have had little time in the spotlight. 2 nd District candidates Chris Stewart and Jay Seegmiller were only invited to a recent Salt Lake Rotary Club meeting after the previously scheduled Senate debate was canceled....

Andrea Smardon

Democrat Jay Seegmiller came out with an attack Thursday on his Republican opponent for the 2 nd Congressional District Chris Stewart. Seegmiller called Stewart a hypocrite for accepting federal stimulus dollars and for refusing an invitation to debate. Seegmiller squinted into the sun as he stood in front the State Capitol building, where he once served as Representative. He told reporters that it was here he learned that if you say something, you better mean it, or someone will call you out...

Andrea Smardon

Republican candidate for Utah’s 2 nd Congressional District Chris Stewart was endorsed Friday by the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Stewart staged his press conference at Utah Metal Works – a small business that repurposes scrap materials. Behind him, a mini excavator fed a pile of insulated wires into a machine that chops them into small pieces, so the valuable copper can be separated. Stewart told KUER that as a small business owner, he...