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The special election to fill the vacancy left by former Rep. Jason Chaffetz in the U.S. House of Representatives is Nov. 7.

The special election to fill the vacancy left by former Rep. Jason Chaffetz in the U.S. House of Representatives is Nov. 7.

Before you cast your vote, read the Deseret News profiles of the top three candidates vying for Utah's 3rd Congressional District seat.

Kathie Allen

Kathie Allen finds balance in Utah, boldness for congressional run

Age: 64

Residence: Cottonwood Heights

Party: Democrat

Occupation: Physician

Political experience: Political experience: Worked for a California congresswoman out of college, held leadership roles with the Salt Lake Medical Society and the Utah Medical Association, and founded the Fair Redistricting Caucus of Utah as a Facebook group opposed to gerrymandering earlier this year.

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Jim Bennett

Jim Bennett battles 'tribal distinctions' as United Utah Party candidate

Age: 49

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Residence: Sandy

Party: United Utah

Occupation: Freelance copywriter, marketer; nonprofit program director

Political experience: Ran campaigns for GOP, Democratic candidates; Calabasas (California) High School senior class president

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John Curtis

John Curtis navigates political world, sets sights on D.C.

Age: 57

Residence: Provo

Party: Republican

Occupation: Mayor

Political experience: Former Utah County Democratic Party chairman; ran for Utah Legislature twice, once as a Democrat and once as a Republican.