Lt. Gov. Cox Announces Utah Sen. Deidre Henderson As Running Mate
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox on Thursday announced his running mate in his bid to be the next governor of Utah.
Sen. Deidre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork, will be joining Cox as his running mate. Henderson withdrew from re-election from the Utah State Senate and will immediately assume day-to-day campaign responsibilities while Cox continues work with the Utah Coronavirus Task Force, according to a statement from the lieutenant governor.
“Right now, my sole focus will continue to be the health, well-being and economic recovery of our state,” Cox said in the statement. “Therefore, I have asked Deidre to assume campaign responsibilities as we move forward. Today marks the beginning of what will be a tremendous partnership dedicated to serving our state. She has my full and complete trust.”
Henderson has been a state senator since 2013 for Utah’s Seventh District. She also served as political director and campaign manager for Jason Chaffetz.
“Despite the difficulties facing our state and nation at this time, I have faith in the people of Utah,” Henderson said in a statement. “We will pull through these difficulties together, and together we will be stronger than ever before.”
"I knew that if Abby and I decided to run for Governor of the greatest state in America, exactly who my Lt. Governor would be.
— Cox for Governor (@coxforgovernor) March 19, 2020
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