Gov. Gary Herbert Endorses Spencer Cox for Governor

Gov. Gary Herbert Endorses Spencer Cox for Governor

Gov. Gary Herbert Endorses Spencer Cox for Governor

SALT LAKE CITY (May 20, 2020) – Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has endorsed Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox ahead of the June 30 Republican gubernatorial primary.

“I have spent almost seven years working closely with my Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox,” Herbert said. “He is a proven leader and a true conservative who is deeply committed to our state and its future. I trust his judgement and vision, especially in challenging times.”

“This recovery is too important to leave to chance. Spencer helped me lead our economy into the most prosperous period in state history. I trust him to do it again,” Herbert said.

Prior to being appointed Lt. Gov. in 2013, Spencer served as mayor of Fairview, on the Sanpete County Commission and in the Utah State House of Representatives. At the same time, he led a telecommunications company which doubled in size during the Great Recession.

“Serving alongside Gov. Herbert I learned firsthand how to lead in times of prosperity and in times of crisis. When Gov. Herbert first took office, Utah’s unemployment was the highest it had been in decades. Under his steady hand of leadership our economy and state have flourished,” Cox said. “I know of Gov. Herbert’s sincere respect for other candidates in this race with whom he has previously served, but Abby and I are grateful to earn his endorsement and appreciate him encouraging Utahns to support us in the June primary election.”

According to the most recent public poll, Lt. Gov. Cox is leading by 7 points. In addition to Gov. Herbert, Lt. Gov. Cox has received endorsements from 130 Utah mayors, dozens of county and state elected officials and former gubernatorial candidate Aimee Winder Newton.

To watch Gov. Herbert’s endorsement, click here.