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.