The 2004 Utah gubernatorial election took place on November 2, 2004. Gary Herbert (R) did not seek re-election. SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s GOP gubernatorial primary race is now down to two candidates, and Lt. Gov. Utah Live Election Results 2020 View live results for Utah's ballot measures and races for president, governor and House. Huntsman was second with 34.9%. The state started implementing the … Governor Election. Spencer Cox. Utah’s race for Governor is underway with Republican Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox facing University of Utah law professor Chris Peterson, a Democrat. House Election. 2020 Election Facts First Spencer Cox defeated Gregory Hughes, Jon Huntsman, and Thomas Wright in the Republican Party primary for Utah governor on June 30, 2020. On Tuesday morning, the two candidates running to be the next governor of Utah -- Spencer Cox, the Republican, and Chris Peterson, the Democrat --appeared in an ad together. To understand how they plan to lower the cost of prescription drugs, support family caregivers, expand broadband internet, create livable communities, adjust Utah’s budget and taxes, AARP Utah posed five key questions to each candidate. Spencer Cox, Utah’s lieutenant governor, has narrowly defeated Jon M. Huntsman Jr. in the Republican primary for governor, according to The Associated Press. Utah gubernatorial election results, including votes for Chris Peterson and Spencer Cox by county and district. Utah, along with four other states, held predominantly mail-in elections before the pandemic. Live Results Live Analysis Colorado Oklahoma Utah. Utah Governor Primary Election Results. Spencer Cox continues to maintain a lead of more than 11,000 votes over former Gov. The 2020 Utah gubernatorial election is taking place on November 3, 2020, to elect the Governor of Utah, concurrently with the 2020 U. S. presidential election. The incumbent governor was Republican Olene S. Walker, who had become governor following Mike Leavitt's resignation to join the George W. Bush administration. Jon Huntsman Jr. in the latest election results released Wednesday afternoon.. Former Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes conceded the race Wednesday, while former Utah GOP Chairman Thomas Wright … Cox received 36.1% of the vote. Each candidate referred to his background as equipping him to lead the state's economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Former US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has conceded last Tuesday's Republican primary race for governor of Utah to Lt. Gov. Find out who won the UT governor race. Adam Nagourney July 6, 2020 See election results, a county-by-county map and more for the Utah Governor election on Nov. 3, 2020. Incumbent Gov. State Results. Updated July 22, 2020, 5:37 PM ET. Utah Governor Primary Election Results. 2020 Election Facts First Republican Primary.