BOUNTIFUL — The Davis County Republican Party is experiencing two major changes by welcoming a new state senator and saying goodbye to its party chairman.
On Tuesday night, in a special election at South Davis Junior High School, county delegates elected Todd Weiler, former Utah Republican vice chairman, to replace Dan Liljenquist in the Utah Senate. Weiler will represent Senate District 23 as the outgoing Liljenquist turns his attention to his U.S. Senate campaign, challenging Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.
“I’m excited to get to work,” said Weiler, 44, who won with 57.6 percent of the vote in the seventh round. “I recognize I have a lot to learn, and I just want to do my very best to represent the good people of south Davis County.”