State Results. Utah Governor Primary Election Results. 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. Huntsman was second with 34.9%. 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 … Republican Primary. Utah Governor Primary Election Results. Spencer Cox. The incumbent governor was Republican Olene S. Walker, who had become governor following Mike Leavitt's resignation to join the George W. Bush administration. Find out who won the UT governor race. 2020 Election Facts First Utah, along with four other states, held predominantly mail-in elections before the pandemic. Former US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has conceded last Tuesday's Republican primary race for governor of Utah to Lt. 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. Gary Herbert (R) did not seek re-election. Adam Nagourney July 6, 2020 Incumbent Gov. SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s GOP gubernatorial primary race is now down to two candidates, and Lt. Gov. Utah’s race for Governor is underway with Republican Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox facing University of Utah law professor Chris Peterson, a Democrat. Utah Live Election Results 2020 View live results for Utah's ballot measures and races for president, governor and House. Spencer Cox, Utah’s lieutenant governor, has narrowly defeated Jon M. Huntsman Jr. in the Republican primary for governor, according to The Associated Press. Cox received 36.1% of the vote. 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. See election results, a county-by-county map and more for the Utah Governor election on Nov. 3, 2020. The 2004 Utah gubernatorial election took place on November 2, 2004. Spencer Cox continues to maintain a lead of more than 11,000 votes over former Gov. The state started implementing the … 2020 Election Facts First Updated July 22, 2020, 5:37 PM ET. House Election. Governor Election. Each candidate referred to his background as equipping him to lead the state's economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Live Results Live Analysis Colorado Oklahoma Utah. Utah gubernatorial election results, including votes for Chris Peterson and Spencer Cox by county and district.