John Curtis, the mayor of Provo, Utah, won the Republican primary to replace Jason Chaffetz as the representative of Utah's 3rd District Tuesday night.
The Associated Press reported Curtis defeated two challengers — former state lawmaker Chris Herrod and Tanner Ainge, a business consultant and the son of Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge — in the primary.
He'll now face Democrat Kathie Allen, a physician, and Jim Bennett, a third-party candidate who is the son of the late Republican Sen. Bob Bennett, in November's general election.
The seat was vacated when Chaffetz resigned his seat at the beginning of July. Chaffetz, who served in Congress for eight years, resigned in order to become a television contributor and pursue other opportunities in the private sector.
Utah's 3rd District is traditionally a GOP strong hold and it's expected that Curtis will win election in November.
Rep. Steve Stivers, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, praised Curtis and said he'll be a key member of Congress to move the GOP agenda forward.
"As the mayor of Provo, John Curtis' track record of service and achievement speaks volumes," Stivers said in a statement.
"Congratulations to Mayor Curtis on his victory tonight – I look forward to working with him to keep this seat from Nancy Pelosi and to move our Republican agenda forward as a Member of Congress."