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Rep. Brian King (D), Candidate for Governor, Releases Calendar and Statement Following Signing of S.B. 240: “The Governor Made Utah Less Transparent”

(SALT LAKE CITY, UT) - Rep. Brian King, candidate for Governor of Utah, has released the following statement in response to Governor Cox signing S.B. 240 - Government Records Access and Management Act Amendments:

“Yesterday, Governor Cox made it far more difficult for Utahns to access information regarding the actions of their public officials. With this law, S.B. 240, now in effect, official calendars of public officials are exempted from public records laws. This is not a complicated issue: public officials serve the public, meaning their business is your business. Utahns deserve to know how elected officials spend their time while being paid with taxpayer money. 

“It’s also not happenstance that this bill was signed into law one day after the trial to determine whether Attorney General Sean Reyes’ calendar should be made public. Elected officials, including the Attorney General, our legislators, and the Governor, should not be afraid to share their calendars with the public. Sunlight is the best disinfectant, and Governor Cox just signed a bill that closed the blinds so the Utahns can’t see inside. 

“For me, public service is about delivering results, not rhetoric. To that end, I have decided to release my 2024 legislative calendar. This is another stark example of the choice Utahns have in this election. They can vote for someone who intentionally keeps them in the dark, or they can join me for the better.” 


Brian S. King represents District 23 in the Utah State House of Representatives. He was elected in 2008 and 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 launch video: “For the Better”. To learn more about Brian’s campaign for governor, visit

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