Race to Replace Rep. Chris Stewart in Utah’s Congressional District 2 Narrows

The Republican nomination for Utah’s Congressional District 2 is one step closer to being determined, as three candidates vied to fill the seat left vacant by Rep. Chris Stewart. Stewart, who resigned during his sixth term to support his wife’s recovery from medical issues, will be replaced by the winner of the primary election.

The three candidates in the running for the Republican nomination are former state lawmaker Becky Edwards, Utah GOP National Committeeman Bruce Hough, and Celeste Maloy, who received Stewart’s endorsement. The Republican nominee will serve in Congress until the 2024 election.

With the primary election held on Tuesday, the current results show Celeste Maloy leading with 25,445 votes (37.3%), followed closely by Becky Edwards with 24,935 votes (36.6%), and Bruce Hough trailing with 17,823 votes (26.1%). Please note that these numbers are not yet final and only include the initially counted ballots from multiple counties. The article will be updated as more results come in, and you can also check live results [insert link].

The General Election is scheduled to take place on November 21. The Democratic Party has already chosen Kathleen Riebe as their nominee for this race. The election results will be officially finalized during a “canvas” that occurs two weeks after the election, on September 19.

Stay tuned for further updates on the Republican nomination process and the upcoming General Election in Utah’s Congressional District 2.