Governor’s Office statement on Gov. Herbert’s surgery

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 26, 2018) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert’s deputy chief of staff Paul Edwards has issued the following statement after Gov. Herbert’s kidney stone removal surgery:

This evening, following his surgery, Gov. Gary R. Herbert transmitted the attached declaration to the Utah Supreme Court indicating that his temporary inability to discharge the powers and duties of the Office of Governor has ended. Accordingly, he has resumed the powers and duties of the Office of Governor. By all accounts, the surgery was successful and Gov. Herbert will return to the Governor’s Mansion later this evening. According to his attending physicians, the prognosis is for a full and uneventful recovery.