r United Utah party candidate Melanie McCoard has dropped out of the race for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District for health reasons.
The United Utah Party is holding a special convention to choose her replacement on Tuesday, July 17, at 7:00 p.m. at the Provo Library room 302, 550 N. University Ave, Provo. Three individuals – Ben Bramhall (Orem), Rebecca Ortinez (Provo), and Tim Zeidner (Cedar Hills) have expressed interest in competing for the UUP nomination.
Utah’s 3rd Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Carbon, Emery, Grand, San Juan, and Wasatch counties as well as portions of Salt Lake and Utah counties.
Heading into the election the incumbent is John Curtis (R), who was first elected in the 2017 special election to replace Jason Chaffetz, who stepped down from his term early. James Singer is the democratic candidate and Gregory Duerden is representing the Independent American Party.r