Following are candidates that have filed with the Utah Lt. Governor's office to run for 2012 political races.

Orrin G. Hatch, Republican

Faces primary election June 26

orrin@hatchforsenate.com

www.orrinhatch.com

AGE: 78

HOMETOWN: Salt Lake City

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in history from Brigham Young University; law degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

PERSONAL: Wife, Elaine; six children, 23 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.

CAREER: Before winning election to the Senate in 1976, Hatch practiced law in Pennsylvania and Utah. He has served six terms in the Senate.

OF NOTE: Hatch is a prolific songwriter; many of his ballads focus on faith or country. Various Christian music singers have recorded his lyrics. His most recent financial disclosure form shows that he received about $7,500 in 2010 for songwriting royalties, but he's done much better in other years.

Dan Liljenquist, Republican

Faces primary election June 26

dan@danforutah.com

www.danforutah.com

AGE: 37

HOME CITY: Bountiful

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in economics from Brigham Young University; law degree from the University of Chicago.

PERSONAL: Wife, Brooke; six children.

CAREER: Worked at Bain Consulting and eventually joined telemarketing firm FOCUS Services LLC as president and chief operating officer. Sold his interest in the company in January.

OF NOTE: In 2008, Liljenquist was participating in a humanitarian mission to build schools in Guatemala when his plane crashed and killed 11 of the 14 people on board. The crash shattered bones in both of his legs.

Scott Howell, Democratic

Wins party nomination, advances to general election in November

Pete Ashdown, Democratic

Failed to win nomination

staff@peteashdown.org

peteashdown.org

Christopher Niles Herrod, Republican

Failed to win nomination

cnherrod@yahoo.com

www.herrod2012.com

Timothy Noel Aalders, Republican

Failed to win nomination

Tim.Aalders@Tim4Senate.org

Tim4Senate.org

David Y. Chiu, Republican

Failed to win nomination

chiusrightforussenate@gmail.com

davechiuforsenate.com

Jeremy Lewis Friedbaum, Republican

Failed to win nomination

jfeditor@iname.com

www.jlf4senate.com

Loy Arlan Brunson, Republican

Failed to win nomination

loy@theoathofoffice.com

brunsonforsenate.com

Kevin D. Fisk, Republican

Failed to win nomination

kevinfisk2012@gmail.com

www.kevinfisk2012.com

William J. "Dub" Lawrence, Republican

Failed to win nomination

dublawrenceforsenate@gmail.com

dublawrenceforsenate.org

Dale Ash, Republican

Failed to win nomination

ashdalet@q.com

daleash.com

William "Bill" Donald Peterson II, Democratic

Failed to win nomination

engineer.peterson@gmail.com

Bill Barron, Unaffiliated

Failed to win nomination

bill@barronforussenate.com

barronforussenate.com

Daniel Geery, Utah Justice Party

Failed to win nomination

Shaun Lynn McCausland, Constitution

Failed to win nomination

shaun@musicomp.net

www.mrshaungoestowashington.com