Editorial: Chaffetz deserves another term in D.C.

He may be the most gifted Utah politician of his generation. He made a splash four years ago when set up a cot in his office, and he’s still doing it this year with dual-district tours with Rep. Elijah Cummings, a liberal black congressman from Baltimore.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz is also an honest reflection of his district, which is dominated by Utah County and among the most conservative in the nation. That has helped make the former BYU placekicker a rising star among House Republicans, and with that comes more responsibility and power. While there are important areas where we disagree, Rep. Chaffetz gets The Salt Lake Tribune’s endorsement to continue growing his and Utah’s influence while representing the Third Congressional District.


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