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Governor and Lt. Governor’s statement on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ decision to hold General Conference remotely, limit mass gatherings

SALT LAKE CITY (March 11, 2020) – On Wednesday, March 11, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans to hold its April sessions of General Conference remotely and limit mass gatherings to help mitigate the spread of novel coronavirus. Gov. Gary R. Herbert and Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox, who chairs the […]

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Gov. Gary R. Herbert and Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox statement on positive case of COVID-19 on the Utah Jazz

NBA announces decision to suspend season following tonight’s games SALT LAKE CITY (March 11, 2020) – This evening, Gov. Gary R. Herbert and Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox were informed that a player on the Utah Jazz has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) while in Oklahoma City, and that the team is being screened […]

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Gov. Herbert declares state of emergency in preparation for coronavirus cases in Utah

Utah COVID-19 Task Force submits unanimous recommendation for declaration SALT LAKE CITY (March 6, 2020) – Earlier today, Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency in response to the evolving outbreak of novel coronavirus. “Our number one focus is preparing for the arrival of novel coronavirus,” Gov. Herbert said. […]

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Governor appoints Kristine Johnson to the Third District Court

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 30, 2019) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Kristine Johnson as a judge for the Third District Court.  “Kristine Johnson has a wealth of experience that will serve her well as she transitions into this new role,” Gov. Herbert said. “ I have no doubt she will work hard and […]

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Governor appoints Teresa Welch to the Third District Court

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 30, 2019) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Teresa Welch as a judge for the Third District Court.  “Teresa Welch will be a strong addition to the Third District Court,” Gov. Hebert said. “I am confident her extensive background in law will serve her well in this capacity.”  Since 2003, […]

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Gov. Herbert proposes appointments to three commissions

October 14, 2019 Dear President Adams and Members of the Senate: In accordance with Utah Code §§ 67-1-1 and 67-1-2, I propose and transmit the following appointments: Political Subdivisions Ethics Review Commission: Sheila K. McCleave is appointed to replace Glenn Iwasaki as a member of the Political Subdivisions Ethics Review Commission, a term to expire […]

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Governor appoints Scott Baird as executive director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality

SALT LAKE CITY (September 18, 2019) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has announced the appointment of Scott Baird as the executive director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. “Scott Baird has been an invaluable adviser, and his contributions in this new role will be crucial to my administration’s efforts to combat environmental challenges and […]

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Gov. Herbert orders flags lowered in remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 10, 2019) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has ordered the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of Utah on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 in observation of Patriot Day.  The governor issued the following statement: “Eighteen years ago, we faced the deadliest […]

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Gov. Herbert joins Vice President Pence in support of USMCA

On Thursday, August 22, Gov. Gary R. Herbert joined Vice President Mike Pence at Merit Medical Systems in South Jordan in expression of his support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.  Vice President Pence came to Utah to advocate for the agreement, which, if ratified by the United States Congress, would provide updates to the North […]

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Governor appoints new policy director and communications director

SALT LAKE CITY (August 6, 2019) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has announced the appointments of Gordon Larsen as policy director and Anna Lehnardt as communications director, following Paul Edwards’ move to Brigham Young University’s Wheatley Institution.  “I am grateful to have both Gordon and Anna on my team,” Gov. Herbert said. “Since joining my […]

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