Ally Isom first challenger candidate to secure primary ballot slot

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Ally Isom is one step closer to replacing Mike Lee. Today, the Utah Office of Elections announced Isom surpassed the required 28,000 certified signatures and is the first challenger candidate to officially secure a slot on the June 28 primary election ballot.

“Utah is ready for a different kind of leadership. I am truly honored by the support of everyday Utahns across this incredible state,” Isom said. “Our volunteers have been tireless and it’s thrilling to have such momentum going into the GOP State Convention.” 

Isom’s significant achievement showcases her broad-based support across Utah. Gathering more than 28,000 signatures from Republicans throughout the state is no small feat. A registered voter must sign a physical signature packet, may sign for only one candidate, and the signature must match their voter file. Isom submitted 28,000 verified signatures from registered Utah Republican voters in only 88 days. 

“I committed to listen, to know what is in the hearts and top of mind for Utahns,” said Isom. “They know I am a classic conservative who will fight for them—not for the sake of fighting, but for the right things, for the future of our republic.” By the time of the Utah GOP State Convention, Isom will have walked in more than 100 Utah cities and towns. She is listening to everyday Utahns in every one of the state’s 253 incorporated municipalities. 

Isom’s policy priorities reflect what Utahns care about and is an outgrowth of her statewide listening tour. For details, visit her website at

Ally Isom is a business and community leader challenging Mike Lee in the Republican U.S. Senate primary. Most recently a tech executive, she also served as deputy chief of staff to longtime Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert, led global branding for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and spent 20+ years working in Republican politics.