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Gov. Herbert, Gov.-Elect Cox Discuss Transition Plan

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After Spencer Cox was elected as the state’s new governor, he, along with running mate Deidre Henderson, and Gov. Gary Herbert outlined transition plans at a Thursday press conference.

“I know firsthand the heart of Spencer Cox," Herbert said. "I know there’s a love of the people of Utah, and the state and what it stands for.”

Herbert announced in 2019 he would not be running for re-election. He endorsed his Lieutenant Governor, Spencer Cox, to run for Governor.

Cox was voted into the position on election day, along with Lt. Gov.-elect, Deidre Henderson. Cox, Henderson and Herbert each spoke at the press conference.

Cox said Herbert is a great example to him and he is honored to carry on his work, especially amidst the struggles the state has faced this year. 

“It’s been the people that have gotten us through those trials, and it is the people that will get us through the pandemic and every other trial we face in the coming years," he said. "That is why we serve in public office is to give back.”

Cox said they have formed a team to help with the transition from now to inauguration day on Jan. 4. 

Henderson said she is excited and humbled for the opportunity to serve as Lt. Gov. 

“As the beginning of this new administration takes shape, we are excited to share with you our goals, our senior staff, cabinet leadership and more," she said. "Very grateful for this opportunity.”