Utah GOP Senate, House nominations stay in incumbent hands after the 2022 primary
Sen. Mike Lee was the first to get the good news, a mere 20 minutes after polls closed in Utah on primary night. The second-term Republican and Trump loyalist defeated former state lawmaker Becky Edwards and businesswoman Ally Isom.
All four Utah House delegation members faced a Republican primary challenger Tuesday night. All of them walked away unscathed.
In the 1st District, first-term Congressman Blake Moore pushed aside his two challengers by a comfortable margin. In fact, Reps. Chris Stewart, John Curtis and Burgess Owens — who each only faced a single challenger — enjoyed similar comfortable vote margins. This primary was the first since the GOP-dominated state Legislature approved new redistricting maps that further split up Democratic-leaning Salt Lake City, effectively shoring up Republican advantages in each of the state’s four congressional districts.
The Associated Press called the race for the incumbent at 8:20 p.m. MDT.
- ✅ Mike Lee (R)
- Becky Edwards (R)
- Ally Isom (R)
1st Congressional District:
The AP called the race for the incumbent at 8:44 p.m.
- ✅ Blake Moore (R)
- Tina Cannon (R)
- Andrew Badger (R)
2nd Congressional District:
The AP called the race for the incumbent at 8:47 p.m. MDT
- ✅ Chris Stewart (R)
- Erin Rider (R)
3rd Congressional District:
The AP called the race for the incumbent at 8:34 p.m. MDT
- ✅ John Curtis (R)
- Chris Herrod (R)
4th Congressional District:
The AP called the race for the incumbent at 8:48 p.m. MDT
- ✅ Burgess Owens (R)
- Jake Hunsaker (R)