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Democratic Candidate for Governor, Rep. Brian King, Outraises Governor Spencer Cox in first 2024 Reporting Period

(SALT LAKE CITY, UT) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Rep. Brian King, outraised incumbent Governor Spencer Cox during the first reporting period of the 2024 cycle. King has raised over $170,000 since January 1st, while Governor Cox only raised just over $155,000. This is the first time in recent memory that a statewide Republican incumbent was outraised in a reporting period by a Democratic challenger. This is a testament to the strength of Rep. King’s candidacy and Utahns’ desire to elect a governor focused on results, not rhetoric – for the better. Many Utahns feel that they haven’t left their party, but that their party has left them, and they are looking for a new coalition. Brian King is not a typical Democratic candidate and these fundraising numbers reflect the broad coalition being built across the state. 

In addition to the cumulative total, Brian King had 1,293 individual contributions compared to the 75 individual contributions to Governor Cox, only 50 of which are from individuals. 80% ($124,755) of Governor Cox’s donations came from businesses and PACs. 

Brian King Fundraising Overview through April 17, 2024:   

Individual Contributions: 1,293

Average Donation Size: $132.18

Total raised since January 1, 2024: $170,913.40

Governor Cox Fundraising Overview through April 17, 2024:

Individual Contributions: 74

Average Donation Size: $2,099

Total raised since January 1, 2024: $155,326


Brian S. King represents District 23 in the Utah State House of Representatives. He was elected in 2008 and served as the House Minority Leader from 2015 to 2023. In addition to his role in public service, Brian is a practicing attorney and business owner. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, Ann, accompanied by the delightful presence of their dog, Cora. Brian has four daughters, three stepchildren, and three grandchildren. Watch the campaign launch video: “For the Better”. To learn more about Brian’s campaign for governor, visit

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