Herbert says new lieutenant governor is chosen

Oct 8 2013 - 3:49pm

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FILE - In this April 23, 2013 file photo, Utah Lt. Gov. Greg Bell addresses a cast of Utah lawmakers at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Gov. Gary Herbert is scheduled to announce his pick for a new lieutenant governor Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Herbert's office said in a statement Tuesday that the governor will recognize outgoing Lt. Gov. Greg Bell and introduce the new appointee, whose name has not yet been revealed. Bell announced in September that he was stepping down to return to the private sector to save money for retirement. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
FILE - In this April 23, 2013 file photo, Utah Lt. Gov. Greg Bell addresses a cast of Utah lawmakers at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Gov. Gary Herbert is scheduled to announce his pick for a new lieutenant governor Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Herbert's office said in a statement Tuesday that the governor will recognize outgoing Lt. Gov. Greg Bell and introduce the new appointee, whose name has not yet been revealed. Bell announced in September that he was stepping down to return to the private sector to save money for retirement. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert is scheduled to announce his pick for a new lieutenant governor Tuesday afternoon.

 

Herbert's office said in a statement Tuesday that the governor will recognize outgoing Lt. Gov. Greg Bell and introduce the new appointee, whose name has not yet been revealed.

 

Bell announced in September that he was stepping down to return to the private sector to save money for retirement.

 

The governor's pick for a replacement must be confirmed by the state Senate.

 

Herbert picked Bell for the role in 2009 when Herbert, serving as lieutenant governor, became the state's top executive as then-Gov. Jon Huntsman resigned to serve as U.S. ambassador to China.

 

The Utah Constitution requires that the lieutenant governor's replacement be a member of the same party.

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