It’s the Cougars over the Utes in Utah’s Government

Utah’s state government has taken on a decidedly blue hue.

An analysis by the Washington Post finds a third of Utah’s House of Representatives and Utah’s Senate attended BYU, while the University of Utah, Utah State and Weber State are far behind.

Where members of Utah’s House of Representatives went to school

Where members of Utah’s Senate went to school

Lawmakers from BYU are overwhelmingly Republican — 33 out of 35 are members of the GOP. The school, located in Provo, is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and is 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s alma mater.

“It’s a pretty conservative school,” said Wyatt Warnick, a member of the BYU College Republicans. “The LDS Church doesn’t have a stance on Republican or Democrat, but the majority of members are Republican.”

The University of Utah has the highest number of Democratic lawmakers, 10, but they’re still outnumbered by the 12 Republican Utes.