The 2020 election season is in full swing, and here at FFL we’re excited to see that there has been a surge in Republican women running for public office. We love to celebrate conservative women in all capacities and give our readers a look at what they stand for. 

The filing date for the congressional races recently passed, and there are several women running for the U.S. House of Representatives. Utah will host its state convention on April 25, 2020, Congressional primaries on June 30, 2020 and the general election on November 3, 2020. 

Here’s what you need to know about these five women:

Tina Cannon (UT-1)

Long-time Congressman Rob Bishop is retiring and Tina Cannon is one of two women vying for the 1st Congressional District seat. She studied accounting at Utah State University, and she currently runs her own accounting firm. Cannon is currently a city councilmember in Morgan County, Utah and formerly a Utah Republican Party Chair for Morgan County. She started in politics knocking doors for Congressman Bishop and hopes to continue his legacy of fighting for local control of public lands and education, education, as well as Hill Air Force Base and a strong national defense. She prides herself on being a mother of four and was named Utah Mother of the Year in 2018. 

Katie Witt (UT-1)

Another woman vying for the 1st Congressional District seat is Katie Witt. She spent 10 months in South Africa as a participant in the Rotary Student Exchange Program. Witt completed her political science at University of Colorado Boulder while raising three children. She also became a city councilmember in Colorado, then after moving to Utah she continued becoming involved with various communities and was elected as mayor of Kaysville, Utah. As mayor she created a plan to improve roads and buildings and increase opportunities for all residents without raising taxes. She is also an elected leader on the Women’s State Legislative Council. 

Mary Burkett (UT-2)

Mary Burkett is running against current Republican Congressman Chris Stewart in Utah’s 2nd Congressional District. She finished her degree at the University of Utah in under three years. Burkett considers herself as someone who has a vision to cut spending in Washington, D.C. She grew up in poverty, but she was able to work her way out of it. Burkett is the mother of six children and is a former business owner. 

Kim Coleman (UT-4)

Kim Coleman is one of two women vying for Utah’s 4th Congressional District seat currently held by Democrat Congressman Ben McAdams. This seat was formerly held by well-known Republican Mia Love, who served in Congress from 2015-2019. As a current member of the Utah House Representatives, Coleman is known for her campus free speech and free-market legislation. Coleman has received high scores from organizations such as the Libertas Institute, Utah Taxpayers Association, Americans for Prosperity, and the American Conservative Union. She was also legislator of the month for American Legislative Exchange Council in March 2019. Coleman has been endorsed by House Freedom Caucus members Jim Jordan and Chairman Andy Biggs, as well as current and former public officials in the state of Utah. She has also founded a charter school, where she currently serves as Executive Director, and she actively serves in her community including the Utah Republican Party. Coleman is a graduate of the University of Utah, and she has raised five children. 

Kathleen Anderson (UT-4) 

Another woman vying for the 4th Congressional District seat is Kathleen Anderson. She has served as the chair of the Davis County Republican Party and served as communications director for the Utah Republican Party when her husband was the chairman. Anderson worked in the insurance industry for nearly a decade before she left to raise her children.

Frances F