Utah Gubernatorial Election 2012

2012 Utah Gubernatorial And Lieutenant Gubernatorial Election

Utah Governor Election 2012

 Utah Gubernatorial And Lieutenant Gubernatorial Election 2012 Gary Herbert Peter Cooke
Nominee Gary Herbert Peter Cooke
Party Republican Democratic
Running Mate Greg Bell Vincent Rampton
Governor Before Election

Gary Herbert

Elected Governor
Gary Herbert and Greg Bell

Utah Gubernatorial 2012 General Election Results

Governor of Utah General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Peter Cooke and Vince Rampton 27.8% 251,555
     Republican Gary Herbert and Greg Bell 68.3% 617,784
     Libertarian Ken Larsen and Rob Latham 2.2% 19,704
     Constitution Kirk Pearson and Tim Alders 1.7% 15,375
Total Votes 904,418

Utah Gubernatorial Election 2012 Candidates List

  • Gary Herbert (Republican), incumbent governor
    • Running Mate: Greg Bell, incumbent lieutenant governor
  • Peter Cooke (Democratic), businessman and retired major general
    • Running Mate: Vincent Rampto

Utah Gubernatorial Election 2012 Key Dates

Deadline Event
Mar. 9 - Mar. 15 Candidate filing period
June 26 Primary election
Nov. 6 General election

Utah Gubernatorial Election 2012 Race Ratings

2011 Race Rankings - Governor of Utah
Race Tracker Race Rating
The Cook Political Report Solid Republican
Governing Politics Safe Republican
Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball Solid Republican
Rasmussen Reports Gubernatorial Scorecard No prediction yet
The Rothenberg Political Report Safe Republican
Overall Call Republican

Gary Herbert

17th Governor of Utah
Assumed office
August 11, 2009
Lieutenant Greg Bell
Preceded by Jon Huntsman, Jr.
6th Lieutenant Governor of Utah
In office
January 3, 2005 – August 11, 2009
Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr.
Preceded by Gayle McKeachnie
Succeeded by Greg Bell
Personal Details
Born Gary Peters
May 7, 1947 (age 65)
American Fork, Utah, United States
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jeanette Herbert
Children Nathan
Residence Governor's Mansion
Alma mater Brigham Young University
Profession Realtor
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
Military Service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch Utah Army National Guard
Rank Staff Sergeant

Peter Cooke

Personal Details
Born March 7, 1949 (age 63)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Heather Nelson
Children Sara
Alma mater Utah State University, Logan
United States Army War College
Military Service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch Army Reserve
Rank Major General

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