SD12 Results



SALT LAKE CITY, January 16, 2023 —  Yesterday, Democratic state delegates in Senate District 12 met to hear from 8 candidates running in the special election to represent SD 12 in the Senate, which comes after Senator Karen Mayne’s resignation.


Electronic delegate voting for this ranked-choice election was open from yesterday evening until 3:00 pm today. Now that the votes have been tabulated, Karen Kwan has won the special election after four rounds of counting. 


Chair Diane Lewis released the following statement in response:


“First of all, I’d like to thank every candidate who ran and every delegate who participated in this election, and congratulations to Senator-designate Kwan, who will be representing the people of Senate District 12 on the hill. While we are saddened by Senator Mayne’s resignation from the Senate, I am confident that Karen will continue her legacy of public service, and will fight just as hard for the west side as she did.”


The party will call a special election to replace Senator-designate Kwan in the House after she is officially appointed to the Senate by Gov. Cox, per Utah Code 20A-1-503.

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