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Heidi Balderree elected to Utah Senate in District 22

Oct 12, 2023, 4:00 PM

Image of Heidi Balderree, who won the special election to replace Sen. Jake Anderegg. (Heidi Balder...

Heidi Balderree wins the special election to replace Sen. Jake Anderegg. (Heidi Balderree campaign)

(Heidi Balderree campaign)

HERRIMAN, Utah — On Wednesday night, Republican delegates from Senate District 22 elected Heidi Balderree to replace Sen. Jake Anderegg.

The special election for Utah Senate had 13 candidates, and six rounds of balloting were needed before state delegates chose Balderee as the final winner.

One hundred twenty-nine delegates attended the event held at Mountain Ridge Junior High. Delegates were able to speak to candidates before the event started. Then, in the meeting, candidates had four minutes each to speak before voting began.

After the first round, three candidates were eliminated and the remaining were each given one minute to speak. After each round, more candidates were eliminated until Balderree faced off with Corey Astill. Balderee received 67 delegate votes or about 55%.

Heidi Balderree’s website described her priorities for the Utah Senate if elected, as follows:

 

Balderree will be sworn into the Utah Senate after Sen. Anderegg’s resignation is official on Oct. 15.

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Heidi Balderree elected to Utah Senate in District 22