Voters in Utah elected one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 6, 2018. Heading into the 2018 election, the incumbent is Orrin Hatch (R), who was first elected in 1976.
The chart below contains data from financial reports submitted to the Federal Election Commission.
|Name||Party||Receipts*||Disbursements**||Cash on hand||Date|
|Mitt Romney||Republican Party||$5,552,040||$5,294,219||$257,822||As of December 31, 2018|
|Jenny Wilson||Democratic Party||$960,796||$960,456||$340||As of December 31, 2018|
|Timothy Noel "Tim" Aalders||Constitution Party||$106,499||$106,495||$4||As of December 31, 2018|
|Craig Bowden||Libertarian Party||$44,654||$43,055||$6,142||As of March 31, 2018|
|Reed McCandless||Independent American Party||$0||$0||$0||Data not available|
Source: Federal Elections Commission, "Campaign finance data," 2018.
* According to the FEC, "Receipts are anything of value (money, goods, services or property) received by a political committee."
rated Utah's U.S. Senate race as safely Republican. Incumbent Mike Lee (R) defeated Misty Snow (D), Stoney Fonua (Independent American), and Bill Barron (Independent) in the general election on November 8, 2016. Lee faced no primary challenger, while Snow defeated Jonathan Swinton to win the Democratic nomination. The primaries took place on June 28, 2016. Jade Tuan Quoc Vo (D) was eliminated at the party convention on April 23, 2016.
U.S. Senate, Utah General Election, 2016
|Republican||Mike Lee Incumbent||68.1%||760,220|
|Independent American||Stoney Fonua||2.5%||27,339|
|Source: Utah Secretary of State|
U.S. Senate, Utah Democratic Primary, 2016
|Source: Utah Lieutenant Governor
Orrin Hatch won re-election to the United States Senate in 2012.
U.S. Senate, Utah, General Election, 2012
|Republican||Orrin G. Hatch Incumbent||65.8%||657,608|
|Constitution||Shaun Lynn McCausland||3.2%||31,905|
|Utah Justice||Daniel Geery||0.8%||8,342|
|Source: Utah Lieutenant Governor, "2012 General Election Results"|
Demographic data for Utah
|Land area (sq mi):||82,170||3,531,905|
|Race and ethnicity**|
|Two or more:||2.6%||3%|
|High school graduation rate:||91.2%||86.7%|
|College graduation rate:||31.1%||29.8%|
|Median household income:||$60,727||$53,889|
|Persons below poverty level:||12.7%||11.3%|
|Source: U.S. Census Bureau, "American Community Survey" (5-year estimates 2010-2015)|
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As of July 2017, Utah had a population of approximately 3,100,000 people, with its three largest cities being Salt Lake City (pop. est. 190,000), West Valley City (pop. est. 140,000), and Provo (pop. est. 120,000).