Candidates starting to line up as potential replacement for Rep. Stewart
May 31, 2023, 8:30 PM | Updated: Jun 27, 2023, 3:28 pm
(Scott G Winterton/Deseret News)
SALT LAKE CITY — In the aftermath of Rep. Chris Stewart’s resignation, R-Utah, on Wednesday morning, candidates on both sides of the aisle are starting to make their intentions known about being a potential replacement for the Utah congressman.
Utah Sen. Kathleen A. Riebe, D-Cottonwood Heights, tells KSL NewsRadio’s Lindsay Aerts that she will be running for the seat.
“I was contemplating this run in three years but now might be better,” she said.
— Lindsay Aerts (@LindsayOnAir) June 1, 2023
Democrat Kale Weston is considering a run for the seat. Weston sought the 2022 Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate. In 2020, Weston ran against Stewart in the 2nd Congressional District.
Yes, I’m seriously considering seeking the Democratic nomination in the upcoming special election in Utah’s 2nd Congressional District — a big & beautiful, urban & rural, district that I know well & have deep family roots in across generations. #utpol
— Kael Weston (@KaelWeston) May 31, 2023
Earlier Wednesday, Republican Becky Edwards announced her plans to run for the seat.
Mark Jones contributed to this article.