Lt. Governor Spencer Cox announces special election timeline for Utah's 3rd District

Lt. Governor Spencer Cox to announce special election timeline for Utah's 3rd District (Photo: KUTV)


(KUTV) Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox will discuss the upcoming special election for Utah's 3rd Congressional District in a conference Friday.

Cox will release a timeline and updated list of confirmed candidates for Rep. Jason Chaffetz' seat in Congress at 11 a.m. May 19 in the Utah State Capitol.

Chaffetz announced April 19 he would not seek re-election in 2018. The following day, he told 2News hadn't "ruled out the possibility of leaving early."

On May 18, he confirmed his intent to leave office early in a letter to his constituents.

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