Last Saturday was the Utah State GOP Convention. This was an opportunity for delegates to gather and select nominees for many statewide and federal offices as well as many State Legislature offices. The results for the federal offices were as follows:
U.S. Congress District 1:
Rob Bishop: 767 votes, or 80.74 percent.
David Yu-Lin Chiu: 183 votes, or 19.26 percent.
U.S. Congress District 2:
Chris Stewart: 602 votes, or 67.79 percent.
Larry Meyers: 191 votes, or 25.51 percent.
Vaughn Hatton: 53 votes, or 5.9 percent.
Zachary Hartman: 42 votes, or 4.73 percent.
U.S. Congress District 3:
Jason Chaffetz: 838 votes, or 87.17 percent.
Robert J. Stevens: 65 votes, or 6.42 percent.
Mark Hedengren: 65 votes, or 6.42 percent.
U.S. Congress District 4:
Mia Love: 662 votes, or 78.74 percent.
Bob Fuehr: 181 votes, or 21.26 percent.
We also heard from all the current statewide office holders along with our U.S. Senators. Mike Lee talked about a privacy bill he is working on to prevent federal investigators from accessing email with an administrative subpoena. He mentioned that this law was written in the 90's and is completely out of date. I had to agree with that and in fact I had passed a similar bill in 2012 to prevent state investigators from accessing your email data without a search warrant. If you would like to see the text of my bill you can click here.
As always please write or call if you have any questions.