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District 2: Previous Election Results

2010 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jim MathesonDemocratic23,06767.3%
Claudia WrightDemocratic11,22732.7%

2010 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jim MathesonDemocratic127,15150.5%
Morgan PhilpotRepublican116,00146.1%

2008 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jim MathesonDemocratic220,66663.4%
Bill DewRepublican120,08334.5%

2006 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jim MathesonDemocratic133,23159.0%
LaVar ChristensenRepublican84,23437.3%

2004 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jim MathesonDemocratic187,25054.8%
John SwallowRepublican147,77843.2%

2004 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Tim BridgewaterRepublican24,96047.0%
John SwallowRepublican28,13753.0%

2002 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jim MathesonDemocratic110,76449.4%
John SwallowRepublican109,12348.7%

2002 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Tim BridgewaterRepublican20,70547.7%
John SwallowRepublican22,68952.3%

2000 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jim MathesonDemocratic145,02155.9%
Derek SmithRepublican107,11441.3%

2000 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Merril CookRepublican26,19941.1%
Derek SmithRepublican37,49458.9%

1998 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Lily EskelsenDemocratic77,19843.5%
Ken LarsenIndependent3,9982.3%
Merrill CookRepublican93,71852.8%

1996 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Ross AndersonDemocratic9,71655.5%
Kelly AtkinsonDemocratic7,77844.5%

1996 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Ross AndersonDemocratic100,28342.4%
Merrill CookRepublican129,96355.0%

1996 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Merrill CookRepublican18,50751.7%
R. Todd NeilsonRepublican17,25748.3%

District 2: Demographics

Population744,390
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up10.8%

Ethnicity

Percentage White90.8%
Percentage Black0.6%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native2.3%
Percentage Asian1.6%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander0.3%
Percentage Mixed Race1.9%
Percentage Other Race2.4%
Percentage Hispanic5.9%
Percentage Non Hispanic White88.0%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black0.6%
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English6.3%

Income

Median Household Income$45,583
Percentage Income in Poverty in 20099.0%

Energy

Percentage Homes heated by Electricity12.4%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas79.4%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal0.5%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil0.6%

Employment & Education

Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up47.2%
Percentage with a College Degree30.9%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers36.0%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers29.6%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers10.3%

Marriage

Percentage Married Couples60.2%
Percentage Married Couples with Children30.4%
Percentage Married Couple Both Work36.9%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male0.3%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female0.3%

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Historical Election Results

2012
Nov. 6, 2012Presidental General Election
June 26, 2012Presidental GOP Primary
March 13, 2012Presidental Dem Caucus
2008
Feb. 5, 2008Presidental Dem Primary
Feb. 5, 2008Presidental GOP Primary

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