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Brian King Welcomes Governor Cox to the General Election: “We Need a Governor Who Answers to Utahns, Not Special Interests”

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Following the close of polls in Utah’s Republican primary election, Spencer Cox is now the Republican gubernatorial nominee. Democratic nominee Rep. Brian King released the following statement: 

“Congratulations to Governor Cox on officially securing the Republican nomination. As the incumbent, I trust that voters will hold him accountable for his record. Currently, 60% of Utahns feel our state is moving in the wrong direction. Many are struggling to keep up with the rising cost of housing and groceries, and to provide better opportunities for their children. While Utah’s economy is working for those at the top, everyone else is being left behind – which has been typical during Governor Cox’s tenure over the past four years. His administration has caused environmental setbacks, costly frivolous lawsuits funded by taxpayers, and rampant corruption from his allies.

“Utahns deserve a Governor who doesn’t just talk about better politics but actually delivers for everyday people. Utahns deserve common-sense leadership that is focused on results and public good, not rhetoric and special interests. If you are looking for something different, feeling left behind by your party, and want the government to get back on track, I invite you to join us. We are building a coalition of pragmatists, not purists, where all are welcome – for the better.” 


Brian King represents District 23 in the Utah State House of Representatives. Elected in 2008, he also served as the House Minority Leader from 2015 to 2023. In addition to his role in public service, Brian is a practicing attorney and business owner. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, Ann, accompanied by the delightful presence of their dog, Cora. Brian has four daughters, three stepchildren, and three grandchildren. Watch the campaign’s most recent ad: “A Place for Pioneers”. To learn more about Brian’s campaign for governor, visit

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