SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert said during his inauguration speech at the state capitol that Utah's economy is growing and recovering, but it still has a ways to go.
The governor began his first full term in office Monday with the speech and a ceremony featuring a 19-gun salute, flyover and performances by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, One Voice Children's Choir and the Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band.
The Republican took over as governor in August 2009 after then-Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. left to become the Ambassador to China. Herbert served as lieutenant governor for the previous four years.
Herbert was elected to his first four-year term in November by defeating Democrat Peter Cooke.
Democrat Ben McAdams was also sworn in Monday morning as the new mayor of Salt Lake County.