Rep. John Curtis Wins Utah’s Third Congressional District

FILE – In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, Provo Mayor John Curtis celebrates after winning Utah’s Republican primary to become the favorite to fill the U.S. House seat vacated by Jason Chaffetz, in Provo, Utah. Utah voters are set to choose a replacement for U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz during a special election Tuesday made necessary after the Republican’s surprise resignation earlier this year. Curtis, the Republican mayor of the Mormon stronghold of Provo, is expected to sail to victory in a congressional district where Republicans outnumber Democrats 5-to-1. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

November 7, 2017
OAN Newsroom

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.

  • R Honaker

    I live here and it is nice to have God and country on the for front

  • xmisterx9

    Utah has some incredible National Parks with Zion, Bryce Canyon and Arches. We also visited Salt Lake City and were impressed with the city and the people.
    Best of luck to the Republican candidates.

    • Letmesay

      We visited Zion, Bryce Canyon a few years back. We rented a convertible so not to miss beautiful Zion from any angle, the park rangers were impressed.

    • Julia

      I love the Temples! Once Trump has recovered the economy for 8 years I plan to sell my Calif. land and move to Utah.

  • Living_The_Dream

    five-to-one ratio, probably because over 60% of the state’s population is associated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I, being a member, don’t know many members of the church that claim to be Democrats. Most members of the church are very Conservative, but there are a few, who haven’t seen the light. 😉

    • sillystring

      In a family of very conservative people, I have 1 extremely liberal cousin. She would be one of the members of your church who hasn’t seen the light. It’s unfortunate and we try to help her, but when a mind is locked shut, it’s pretty hard to force it open 😉

      • Phil M. Kelley

        My son and I are the only conservative members of a very large California family. I moved to Ohio and he is in Arizona.

        • Localdude

          Socialism is a very strong and romantic Kool aid. One sip and the person enjoys instant moral superiority. They usually have to get a CHE t-shirt and do not see the need to know anything about him.

    • 2A-Dixie

      I moved to Utah from California and I’m not even LDS but saw Utah as an unwavering bastion of conservative values perfect for raising a family. Only rule of moving here is leave the liberal family members in whatever hole you crawled out of.

      • Letmesay

        Good one. .

    • scottincary

      I suggest that Utah set up an “extreme vetting” program to screen the people coming into the state.

      North Carolina is getting refugees from NY and NJ and unfortunately they don’t understand why they’re leaving those states because they bring their politics with them. And NC gets bluer and bluer I’m afraid.

  • Visualverbs

    I dream of a time when Republicans outnumber democrats five-to-one, everywhere.

    • Deplorable Jackphatz

      They probably do but the Demo’s are such nasty vile, overly vocal creatures towards conservatives…who wants to tell.

      • Localdude

        …note to mention all off the ‘foreign nationals’ who’s votes are counted + whatever fraud the local DNC can pull off. all the numbers are skewed. Even if its only 2% or less, it can turn a close race the other way….its happening…

        • Julia

          ….in Virginia

    • Scott Henke

      In life, maybe, but in death we all vote Democrat.

      • Warpaint

        Scott that deserves a golf clap (clap)!