SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah) – The race for the GOP nomination in Utah’s 3rd Congressional District has a familiar ring to it this year.
Representative John Curtis stops by Inside Utah Politics to discuss why he’s seeking re-election.
“I think I’m able to show a track record of success both in the private sector and in the government sector in Provo, Utah. And now in addition to a very successful 6 months, so we feel very confident with our message.” said Curtis.
Curtis is facing off against Chris Herrod for a second time.
“It seems very similar. I think some of the debates and themes are similar.” said Curtis.
One of those debate themes from Herrod is that Curtis is not a true conservative.
“I’m tired of hearing that to be honest. I think the voters should decide that. How do you justify that when 59 percent of the most conservative republicans in the state selected me the Republican Convention.” Said Curtis. “My point is that I don’t think there’s some moral high ground that he has in defining who’s conservative and who’s not. Let’s leave that up to the voters.”
He also discusses his record as mayor, his previous convention results and his thoughts on school safety and gun control.