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Candidate profile: U.S. House District 3

A look at the candidates running for Utah's U.S. House District 3.
Jason Chaffetz (I)

Party: Republican

Jason Chaffetz has served as Utah's U.S. House District 3 representative since 2009. Chaffetz was born in California, and is the son of a man who was once married to Kitty Dukakis, the wife of 1988 Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis. Chaffetz attended Brigham Young University, where he played football as a place kicker. After  receiving a bachelor's degree from BYU, Chaffetz worked in the private sector as a businessman until entering politics as former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman' campaign manager. Chaffetz is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is a husband and father of three.

Campaign Website: www.jasonforcongress.com

Soren Simonsen

Party: Democrat

Soren is an architect, city planner, and educator. He has spent the past 25 years as a design and planning professional, including over a decade of public service. Simonsen is currently a member of the Salt Lake City Council. Simonsen was born in Utah, but spent much of his youth in Texas. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's degree in architecture. Simonsen is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is married to former TV reporter Heather Simonsen and is the father of three.

Campaign Website: www.sorensimonsen.com

----Information from: VoteUtah.org

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