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Utah Lieutenant Governor

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The Republican gubernatorial candidates’ picks for Utah’s lieutenant governor are diverse in terms of gender, geography, and political experience.

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Former Utah Republican Party Chair Thomas Wright announced Thursday that Utah Congressman Rob Bishop is joining his ticket as a candidate for lieutenant governor. 


A total of 310 state and federal candidates met Thursday night’s filing deadline in Utah ahead of caucuses Tuesday.

Brian Grimmett

The special counsel to the state election’s office has found that there is sufficient evidence to show that Utah Attorney General John Swallow violated Utah election law.

Thirty-eight-year-old State Representative Spencer Cox was officially sworn in Wednesday as Utah’s new Lieutenant Governor. The Sanpete County native will replace outgoing Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell. 

Cox has only served in the legislature for one session, but he says in that time he’s learned the importance of public service.

The Role of Lieutenant Governor as State Election Officer

Greg Bell, Utah Lieutenant Governor
Mark Thomas, Deputy Chief of Staff/Director of Elections

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