Utah's Senate Race Challenge for 2018

Status Update

We thank Alicia Colvin for being the first candidate to take the challenge and submit her introduction. We are contacting the other candidates.

EzDebate is challenging each candidate to answer questions for their constituents. We will be posting the recorded answers so voters can view them.

The following questions have been submitted to the candidates:
  • What is your stance on gun control and the 2nd amendment?
  • What is your stance on immigration?
  • Are our trade policies with other nations good for our country or should they be revised?
  • Why are health care costs rising and what can be done about it?
  • Other than the issues already discussed, what is the greatest threat facing our nation today and how will you address it?
  • Other than the issues already discussed, what is the most important issue facing Utah and how will you address it?


Alicia Colvin (Republican)
Participation Confirmed

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Mitt Romney (Republican)

Mitt Romney is an American businessman and politician who served as the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election.

He earned a BA from Brigham Young University in 1971 and a joint JD–MBA from Harvard University in 1975. Romney became a management consultant and in 1977 secured a position at Bain & Company. Later serving as Bain's chief executive officer(CEO), he helped lead the company out of a financial crisis. In 1984, he co-founded and led the spin-off company Bain Capital, a highly profitable private equity investment firm that became one of the largest of its kind in the nation.

Years later, a successful stint as President and CEO of the then-struggling Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics led to a relaunch of his political career. Elected Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, Romney helped develop and then signed into law the Massachusetts health care reform legislation, the first of its kind in the nation.

Romney was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election. He won the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, becoming the first Mormon to be the presidential nominee of a major party.

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Mitchell Vice (Democrat)

As a creative professional, I am dedicated to solving problems through critical and outside-the-box thinking. As a communications specialist, I am responsible for progress and getting things done. As members of the working class, my wife Angel and I are very empathetic to the every-day challenges faced by fellow Utahns when it comes to the economy, the environment, healthcare and inequality.

Although I am a political neophyte, I am not naive. I know the Senate race is MONUMENTAL! I began taking action over a year ago, campaigning, listening and learning. I continue to visit our counties, listening to Utah voters all across our state. Together we are creating the possibility of EVERY AMERICAN THRIVING.

I stand for people FIRST, and I stand for ALL families. I stand for labor, collective bargaining, livable wages. I stand for healthcare as a right and a social duty, not as a burden on business. I stand for equality. I stand for Utah and I stand for Utahns no matter your religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, status or gender identity. I’m fighting for you and your family! I stand for creative thinking and empowering Utahns to live a life they love and to replace conventionality with progress.

Convention is the enemy of progress. I invite you to join the winning team as we reinvent politics… I am Mitchell Vice and I am running against career politicians. I am running for you.

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Jay Hiatt (Republican)

** No Biography **