- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Democratic businesswoman will challenge U.S. Republican Rep. Chris Stewart for his congressional seat.

Charlene Albarran announced Tuesday that will run against Stewart, who is in his second term representing Utah’s 2nd Congressional District.

Originally from Pocatello, Idaho, Albarran is a former Miss Idaho and statistical analyst with Idaho Power. If elected, she says she would aim to increase access to affordable health care, retirement benefits and quality education.

She’ll be running to represent a district that covers a large portion of the state, including most of Salt Lake City west to the Nevada border and south to the Arizona border.

Stewart is a former Air Force pilot and author who was first elected in 2012. He defeated Democratic state senator Luz Robles in 2014 with 60 percent of the vote.

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