SILICON SLOPES, Utah, June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tanner Ainge, a candidate for Congress in Utah's third congressional district today achieved a major campaign milestone by being the first to collect signatures from registered Republicans in each of the seven counties in the district (Carbon, Emery, Grand, San Juan, Salt Lake, Utah and Wasatch) in order to qualify for the Republican primary to replace Representative Jason Chaffetz.
"We are incredibly proud of this achievement. When the condensed special election timeline was announced, many people said that gathering 7,000 signatures was impossible in such a short window," Ainge stated. "We decided to get working right away and made this goal our sole focus for the past 2 weeks—and we are thrilled that it paid off. I am eager to now focus on the important issues facing our country and introducing myself and my conservative principles and positions to the people of this district. Today is only the start.
"Although I will not be formally participating in the state convention later this month, I will reach out to the delegates who comprise a large group of informed, motivated and principled voters in the election. I want to meet with each one of them so they are fully aware of all of their options for the August primary," Ainge stated.
While the campaign will not stop gathering signatures until it receives confirmation from the Lieutenant Governor that it has met or exceeded the threshold, it is confident that today's submission will secure a spot on the August 15th ballot.
Meet Tanner Ainge, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in Utah's 3rd District.
Tanner Ainge is a husband, father, entrepreneur, attorney and conservative Republican. Tanner began his career working for one of the leading investment firms in the Western United States, which was founded by Jon Huntsman, Sr., Robert C. Gay, and former NFL Quarterback and BYU legend, Steve Young. Tanner learned how to evaluate companies and industries and determine whether they were suitable for large-scale investment.
With this incredible foundation and set of mentors, Tanner went on to attend law school at Northwestern University School of Law, became a licensed attorney and represented some of the largest companies in the world. With his services in high demand, Tanner was recruited into the healthcare industry where he served as an executive and ultimately became general counsel of a public company.
Tanner received his Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Brigham Young University, and went on to live overseas in China and study Mandarin Chinese. He also served a 2-year mission in West Africa and has remained actively involved in humanitarian and entrepreneurial initiatives in Africa to help lift others out of poverty.
Tanner and his wife Heidi have been married for 12 years and have 5 children. They have lived throughout the 3rd congressional district in Sandy, Draper, Provo—and now Alpine, Utah, where they've made their permanent home and where Tanner owns and operates a consulting firm which helps small businesses reach their next phase of growth.
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