John Curtis is the projected winner for the U.S. House 3rd district.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 8, 2017
Republican John Curtis has won the special election in Utah’s 3rd district, keeping former Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s seat in GOP hands.
With 55 percent of precincts reporting, Curtis, the popular mayor of Provo, the district’s largest city, had 59 percent of the vote, The Associated Press reported. The other top contenders, Democrat Kathie Allen and Jim Bennett of the United Utah Party, trailed with 26 percent and 9 percent, respectively.