A look at the state's 'other' congressional races

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 24 2012 6:00 p.m. MDT

Third-party candidates in the 2nd District are Joseph Andrade and Charles Kimball, both unaffiliated, and Jonathon Garrard from the Constitution Party. In the 1st District, Sherry Phipps is the Constitution Party candidate.


F. Jay Seegmiller

Age: 54

Occupation: Railroad conductor

Education: South High School, class of 1976; University of Utah

Political experience: Utah House, 2008-2010

Family: Wife, Michelle Jolley Seegmiller; four children

Residence: Sandy

Website: www.jayforjobs.com

Chris Stewart

Age: 52

Occupation: Small-business owner, author, former Air Force pilot

Education: Utah State University, bachelor's degree in economics

Political experience: First-time candidate

Family: Wife, Evie; six children

Website: www.chrisstewartforcongress.com



Jason Chaffetz

Age: 45

Occupation: Congressman

Education: BYU, bachelor's degree

Political experience: U.S. House, 2008 to present

Family: Wife, Julie; three children

Residence: Alpine

Website: www.jasonforcongress.com

Soren Simonsen

Age: 44

Occupation: Architect/community planner

Education: University of Texas, bachelor's degree in architecture; completing master's degree in community leadership at Westminster College

Political experience: Salt Lake City Council, 2005 to present

Family: Wife, Heather; three children

Residence: Salt Lake City

Website: www.sorensimonsen.com


Rob Bishop

Age: 61

Occupation: Congressman

Education: University of Utah, political science degree

Political experience: U.S. House, 2002 to present; Utah Republican Party chairman; Utah House speaker; Utah House member

Family: Wife, Jeralynn Hansen Bishop; five children 

Residence: Brigham City

Website: www.votebishop.com

Donna McAleer

Age: 47

Occupation: Author, ski instructor

Education: U.S. Military Academy at West Point, 1987; University of Virginia Darden School of Business, 1993

Political experience: First-time candidate

Family: Husband, Ted; one child

Residence: Park City

Website: www.dmcaleer.com

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