Brett Garner elected to fill vacant seat in Utah House of Representatives
SALT LAKE CITY — Brett Garner has been elected to fill Sen. Karen Kwan’s former seat in the Utah House of Representatives.
The seat opened up after Kwan won a special election to replace Sen. Karen Mayne, who resigned due to health reasons.
According to a press release from the Utah Democratic Party, delegates in House District 31 met virtually Friday night to hear from the three candidates — Brett Garner, Verona Mauga and Matt Swensen.
After each candidate spoke, the delegates voted virtually in a ranked-choice election.
Garner won in the first round, according to the release, with 58.82% of the votes.
Tonight, Democratic state delegates in HD31 met virtually to hear from three candidates running to replace Senator Karen Kwan in the Utah House.
Brett Garner won the election in the first round with 58.82% of the votes.
Congratulations Representative-designate Garner!#utpol
— Utah Democratic Party (@UtahDemocrats) January 28, 2023
“Congratulations to Representative-designate Brett Garner,” said Utah Democratic Party Chair Diane Lewis. “We are excited to see his work in the House as the legislative session continues, and I am confident that he will represent the people of House District 31 well at the Capitol.”
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