Unofficial results show the GOP slightly padded its commanding majorities Tuesday in both the House and Senate.
Incumbents fared well but an exception was state Rep. Christine Watkins, D-Price, who lost to Republican Jerry Anderson.
Rep. Mark Wheatley, D-Murray, won re-election, but his wife, Josie Valdez, lost her Senate bid. The two were trying to become the first husband-wife team elected to the Utah Legislature at the same time.
Before the election, Republicans held a 22-7 edge in the Senate and a 58-17 majority in the House.
Thirteen GOP legislative candidates ran unopposed, while six others faced opposition from only minor-party candidates.
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