Utah politics

Women planning to run for political office in Utah have an opportunity to get some spring training Saturday. The organization Real Women Run is offering a day of workshops for those working on their campaigns. The training comes at a time when the number of elected female leaders in the state is dwindling.

Results from the 2014 Mid-Term Elections

Nov 5, 2014
Andrea Smardon/KUER

KUER’s news team was on the ground Tuesday night covering the election results with a 2014 Mid-Term Election Live Blog featuring minute by minute updates throughout the evening. The results continued to pour in late into the evening, but KUER's news team was right there to catch the story. Here are some of the results of the 2014 Mid-Term Election:

Midterm Election Coverage from KUER's News Team

Oct 28, 2014
Salt Lake Tribune

KUER’s news team is keeping you up-to-date on the latest from the campaign trail with coverage of the 2014 Midterm Elections. Throughout this month, KUER reporters have profiled the five major races leading up to Election Day.  Visit KUER’s Midterm Elections page to read profiles of all of the candidates, hear recaps of the debates, and stay updated with continued coverage as the elections progress. 

Congressmen Bishop, Stewart Win GOP Nominations

Apr 26, 2014
Dan Bammes

  The Republicans who represent Utah’s 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts easily won their party’s nominations at Saturday’s state convention.

Congressman Rob Bishop is running for a seventh term.  He says his ambition is to stay there.

“I have never seriously wanted to be a U.S. Senator," Bishop told convention delegates.  Because I am committed to the House.  I am invested in the House.  I want to be effective in the House.  The only problem is, that means every two years I have to come and ask you for your vote again.”

Courtesy of Governor Herbert's Office.

Governor Gary R. Herbert delivered his State of the State address last night at the Capitol.  He showcased Utah’s strong economic growth and pledged to increase support for education. 

Governor Herbert focused on education during the first part of his speech calling for sixty-six percent of Utahns to have completed some form of higher education by 2020.  He pledged to invest up to 40 million dollars in the science, technology, engineering and math education or STEM program and Herbert promised to improve public education.

Terry Gildea

On the second day of the 2013 Legislative Session, Utah Democrats called for a dramatic increase in state education funding, but where that money would come from remains uncertain.  

Monday, December 3, 2012

Independent and Third Party Candidates in the 2012 Utah Elections—
Role, Effect, and Future

Bill Barron, Unaffiliated Candidate, U.S. Senate
Tim Chambless, Hinckley Academic Outreach Coordinator, Professor Lecturer
Charles Kimball, Unaffiliated Candidate, District 2, U.S Congress
Ty Markham, Justice Party Candidate, State Legislature

Jeff Robinson, (moderator) Associate, The Exoro Group

Terry Gildea

The latest GOP national figure showed up in Utah Thursday night to support Saratoga Springs Mayor and congressional candidate Mia Love. Arizona Senator and former Presidential hopeful John McCain rallied with Love in West Valley City. 

Close to three hundred people gathered in the amphitheater outside the Utah Cultural Celebration Center to see what McCain had to say about the GOP candidate in the state’s fourth congressional district.  The Senator broke the ice with a few jokes about his failed presidential bid in 2008 and then offered his support to Love.