Heidi Balderree elected to Utah Senate in District 22
Oct 12, 2023, 4:00 PM
(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%.
Congratulations @heidi_balderree. I am excited to welcome you to the Utah Senate! It is a privilege to serve the people of this incredible state, and I look forward to working with you. #utpol #utleg pic.twitter.com/haBlBXVpgE
— President J. Stuart Adams (@JStuartAdams) October 12, 2023
Heidi Balderree’s website described her priorities for the Utah Senate if elected, as follows:
- economic stability, and
- anti-crony capitalism.
I am overwhelmed with gratitude tonight (this morning) at the support of the delegates in SD22. Thanks to my family for supporting me in my candidacy and to my friends who championed my run. I look forward to serving you as your senator! Keep in touch! This is our district! pic.twitter.com/jEarZ7WJ40
— Heidi Balderree (@heidi_balderree) October 12, 2023
Balderree will be sworn into the Utah Senate after Sen. Anderegg’s resignation is official on Oct. 15.