3 candidates for Utah governor announce running mates

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three candidates for Utah governor have announced their running mates who would serve as the state’s lieutenant governor if elected this fall.

Republican Jonathan Johnson announced Monday that he’s running with Robyn Bagley, the founder of a Kaysville charter high school.

Democrat Mike Weinholtz announced Monday that his running mate is Kim Bowman, a community councilman in a Salt Lake City neighborhood.

His Democratic opponent, Vaughn Cook, announced he would be running with community activist Jan Garbett.

Republican Gov. Gary Herbert is running for re-election this year with his current Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox.

The lieutenant governor oversees Utah elections, serves as the governor’s liaison to the Legislature and becomes the state’s top elected official if the governor’s office becomes vacant before an election can be held.

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