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Governor Announces Lt. Governor Nominee

Brian Grimmett
Rep. Spencer Cox, R-Fairview, accepts the nomination to be Lt. Governor

Utah Governor Gary Herbert introduced Representative Spencer Cox as his nominee to replace Lt. Governor Greg Bell today at the State Capitol. Cox is a lawyer and currently a member of the Utah House of Representatives. He has also served as the mayor of Fairview and is the CEO of a rural telecommunications company. Cox says he is humbled by the opportunity to serve and hopes to live up as best as he can to the legacy of Greg Bell.

“My sincere hope is that you won't notice a difference. Now that probably won't happen just because, despite what the Governor said, and all the nice things, let me recognize first and foremost that I am not Greg Bell, but I'm trying hard to be every day," he says. "And it's my anticipation that a Herbert Bell administration won’t look any different than a Herbert Cox Administration.”

Bell announced that he would be resigning from his position in September so that he could better meet the needs of his family. The Utah Senate will vote to confirm Cox as the new Lieutenant Governor on October 16.

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