*** For Immediate Release ***

Chris Peterson Concedes Utah Gubernatorial Race to Republican Opponent

November 3, 2020 – Salt Lake City, UT Chris Peterson has conceded the Utah governor’s race to Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox. The two had been battling head-to-head since early July.

See Peterson’s statement below:

I want to thank my family, staff, volunteers, and all of my supporters from the bottom of my heart. Travelling around this state, hearing Utahns’ stories, and standing up for working families during this campaign has been an honor.

I’m proud that we ran an ethical race focused on policy issues. This campaign was about building a new beginning for the Democratic Party in Utah. My name was on the ballot, but this was never about me. It was about fighting to make a positive difference in the daily lives of working people.

I also want to thank my Lt Governor running mate Karina Brown. She has been an inspiration me and to Utahns across the state.

I thank my opponent, Lieutenant Governor Cox, for running a respectful campaign, and I wish him the very best in leading our state towards a brighter future.

CONTACT: Ermina Mustafic
PHONE: 385-229-7448
EMAIL: ermina@petersonforutah.com
WEBSITE: PetersonforUtah.com

About Peterson for Utah

Chris Peterson is a fifth generation Utahn with deep pioneer roots who has spent his career fighting for working families. A professor of business law at the University of Utah and recognized authority on consumer protection, he has worked tirelessly to help industry to improve the lives of their employees and customers.

Lt. Gov. candidate Karina Brown is President of the Cache County Friends of the Children’s Justice Center Board and was a founding sponsor of the Medicaid Expansion ballot initiative (Proposition 3) adopted by Utah voters in 2018. She also serves on the Cache Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of the Cache Chamber Legislative Affairs Committee.

Democrats advanced Chris Peterson for Utah with 88.4% of votes during the Democratic Primary Convention in April.