November 9, 2016 •
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert Re-elected for Third Term
On November 8, incumbent Republican Gov. Gary Herbert won his third election as Utah governor defeating Democratic challenger Mike Weinholtz 73.9 percent to 22.1 percent.
Herbert first became governor in 2009 when then-governor John Huntsman became the American ambassador to Singapore. Herbert was then elected in a special election in 2010, and again in the general election in 2012.
Utah, a Republican stronghold state, has not elected a Democratic governor in over 20 years.
Photo of Gov. Gary Herbert by 32ATPs on Wikimedia Commons.
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