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Cache County Executive Included In List Of New Appointments Made By Cox Administration

Incoming Gov. and Lt. Gov., Spencer Cox and Deidre Henerson, announced names for 19 cabinet and senior staff appointments on Monday, including nominating current Cache County Executive, Craig Buttars to be the commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Food. 

Other appointments include Jon Pike, the mayor of St. George, as commissioner of the Utah Insurance Department and Mayor Jenney Rees of Cedar Hills as the executive director of the Department of Administrative Services. 


The press release also announced that Rich Saunders, who has been interim executive director of the Department of Health since September, is now named as the permanent executive director. 


According to the release, the list of appointees includes people from across the state of Utah, as part of Cox’s effort to better represent the state’s more rural communities.


Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!