November 7, 2017
Republican John Curtis is victorious in the special election for Utah’s third congressional district seat.
Curtis — who was leading in the polls — won against Democrat Physician Kathie Allen.
He’s set to replace Jason Chaffetz after he announced he would not seek re-election.
The district is known as a GOP stronghold, where Republicans outnumber Democrats five-to-one.
Curtis’ views seem to align with President Trump, with the former Provo mayor stressing he will focus on health care reform, tax reform, balancing the budget and national security.
In his victory speech, Curtis promised to stand up for the diverse population he has been elected to represent.
Curtis can be sworn in as early as Monday.