Dr. Kathie Allen officially files for Congressional race

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – More and more people want to fill Congressman Chaffetz’s soon to be empty seat. 
 
Dr. Kathie Allen officially filed as a candidate Wednesday. 
 
She isn’t the only Democrat in the race, but she did gain notoriety after raising more than half of a million dollars to take retiring Congressman Jason Chaffetz. 
 
The number of Democrats Dr. Allen will have to face in the primary is smaller than the crowded field of Republicans who have announced they will seek the nomination on their side of the aisle.
 
Allen announced in February she thought about running when announcing her fundraising efforts. Dr. Allen says she’s not a professional politician, but says one of her goals in the campaign is bring back civil discourse. 
 
“The divisiveness of our society right now both within one’s own party and between the parities we’ve forgotten how to do civil discourse and I think it’s tragic,” said Allen. 
 
Another big announcement just came out on the Republican side of the race. Sue Curtis, the wife of Provo Mayor John Curtis, sent a letter to delegates announcing her husband will be running for Congress. He plans to make his official announcement Thursday. 

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