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Rep. Chris Stewart set to resign from Congress in September

Jun 7, 2023, 5:38 PM | Updated: 7:41 pm

FILE: Rep. Chris Stewart speaks during the Utah Republican Party state convention at the Maverik Ce...

FILE: Rep. Chris Stewart speaks during the Utah Republican Party state convention at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Saturday, April 21, 2018. (Kristin Murphy/Deseret News)

(Kristin Murphy/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Rep. Christ Stewart officially submitted his resignation letter from Congress on Wednesday.

According to the letter obtained by KSL NewsRadio, Stewart will resign from the U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 15.

“It’s been one of the greats honors of my life to serve the good people of Utah in Congress,” wrote Stewart to Utah Gov. Spencer Cox. “My family and I have been very blessed by this experience. I thank you for your leadership as Governor and dedication to our great state.”

On May 31, Stewart announced his departure from Congress due to his wife’s health concerns. Stewart has represented Utah’s second congressional district since 2013 as a Republican.

On Wednesday, Cox’s office announced that a special session will be held on June 14 to determine the timeline and funding for the special election.

“This timeline will ensure a smooth and efficient transition with minimal disruption to our electoral process. We understand these are unusual circumstances and appreciate the efforts of our municipalities and county clerks in accommodating this election schedule,” said Gov. Cox. “Rep. Stewart has represented our state with integrity and dedication, and we’re grateful for the honorable way he’s executed his duties and represented the people of our great state.”

 

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Rep. Chris Stewart set to resign from Congress in September