On Tuesday, Oct. 16th Utah Gov. Gary Herbert formally appointed and swore in Casey Snider to fill the remaining three months of Rep. Curt Webb’s term. The Paradise farmer and former congressional aide was nearly-unanimously selected in a special election on October 3rd conducted by Cache County Republican delegates of District 5 to replace Webb, who formally resigned from his position on October 1st.
Gov. Herbert shared a picture of himself with Snider on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.
This afternoon I appointed Casey Snider to the @UtahReps. He will fill the vacancy left by Rep. Curt Webb in the fifth district. Welcome to the Utah Legislature, Rep. Snider. pic.twitter.com/Wp5Wgaz7C1
— Gov. Gary Herbert (@GovHerbert) October 16, 2018
At the special election, Snider received 82 votes to replace Webb, compared to 2 votes for Karl Brown. The election results were forwarded to Utah Republican Party Chairman Rob Anderson, who made a formal recommendation to Herbert to replace Rep. Webb with Snider.
The Utah Legislature has interim committee meetings scheduled Thursday, Oct. 17th in Salt Lake City, as well as additional meetings in November and December. House District 5 represents the southern areas of Cache County.
Snider is running against Democrat Karina Brown in the Nov. 6 general election.
Webb resigned Oct. 1 to serve a mission with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawaii.