Mayor John Curtis wins District 3 congressional primary election

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 news) The polls are in and John Curtis is declaring victory. If that win holds true, he’ll face democrat Dr. Kathie Allen and other 3rd party candidates in the special election later this fall. Mayor Curtis joined Good Morning Utah with Brian Carlson to talk about his campaign.

“I’m running for Congress because Washington is broken and it’s time we start getting things done. Utah’s 3rd District needs a conservative leader who will help get the Republican agenda passed. Actions speak louder than words – I’ve lived my life that way – from building a gun-range business that employs hundreds right here in Utah, to serving as mayor of Provo, a city where 94% of the residents like what we’ve accomplished with conservative policies.” said the mayor.

Mayor Curtis claims that his concern are about what kind of country our kids and grandkids will grow up in. The success we’ve seen in Utah starts with the good people who live here and the conservative values we hold dear. He works to to do his part to make Washington work more like Utah.

“D.C. is broken, but our local politics are working. In Provo, we’ve cut taxes, shrunk government, attracted businesses and services, and now our city is booming. This is my message to D.C. about conservative governance. It works!” Curtis continued.

John Curtis is a longtime businessman and has served as mayor of Provo since 2010. One of the most popular leaders in the history of the city, Mayor Curtis led the transformation of Downtown Provo into a thriving business center.

Beyond that, over the last eight years Provo’s downtown has been completely revitalized. When you walk through the streets today you can’t miss the palpable good vibe in the city.


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