ELECTIONS

Rep. Adam Robertson steps away from Utah legislature

Dec 22, 2022, 7:00 PM | Updated: 7:02 pm

Rep. Adam Robertson, R-Provo, talks to Rep. Melissa Garff Ballard, R-North Salt Lake, in the House ...

Rep. Adam Robertson, R-Provo, talks to Rep. Melissa Garff Ballard, R-North Salt Lake, in the House chamber at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022. Robertson announced his resignation from the legislature to focus on his employment. Photo credit: Kristin Murphy/Deseret News

PROVO, Utah — Utah State Rep. Adam Robertson (R-Provo) has announced his resignation from the Utah legislature. 

Robertson told his legislative colleagues and leaders that he needs to focus on his job at Fortem Technologies.

His resignation is effective Jan. 1, 2023. That doesn’t give much time for his seat to be filled before the start of the next legislative session.

A special election will be held to replace Rep. Robertson

The Utah Republican Party says it’ll work on the details for a special election in the next few days. 

Republican Party chairman Carson Jorgenson says it will be up to the party to announce when a special election will be held. However, he says there are a few rules that first must be followed.

“So, there’s a lot of timing involved in it,” he said. “It has to be publicly noticed for 14 days and they have to have seven days’ notice to the delegates to make sure they are there to vote. That special election is then held. We select somebody, and then we fill the remainder of that term.”

Jorgenson tells KSL NewsRadio that this has occurred before, so it’s not a hard process.

Robertson was reelected in November, having run unopposed. 

Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson (R-Kaysville) thanked Robertson on social media for his service. 

 

Mark Jones contributed to this article.

Read more:

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Today’s Top Stories

Elections

(Photo credit: Braden McElreath, KSL TV)...

Lindsay Aerts

Becky Edwards announces her intent to run to represent Utah’s 2nd Congressional District

A lot of names have been rumored but, late Wednesday Becky Edwards said she'll run to represent Utahns in the 2nd Congressional District

7 days ago

Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, announced Wednesday that he is resigning his seat in the U.S. House ove...

Curt Gresseth

County clerk discusses special election to replace Stewart

Weber County Clerk Ricky Hatch discusses the steps required to fill the House seat of Republican Rep. Chris Stewart.

7 days ago

Ryan CowleyDirector of Elections. (Photo credit: Screen Shot from Government Operations Interim Co...

Lindsay Aerts

Utah has turned over 20 county clerks in the last 3 years, state elections office says

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s election office says the state has lost 20 county clerks since 2020. Why the high turnover? Listen live at 11:20! The revelation came as State Director of Elections Ryan Cowley testified before a legislative committee Wednesday, May 17, asking the legislature to pump the breaks on some of their election-related […]

21 days ago

And since 2019, Utah's been involved in a pilot program to test the waters of RCV in city (municipa...

Simone Seikaly

Riverton bows out of ranked choice voting as pilot program proceeds

Riverton is opting out of the ranked-choice voting pilot program in Utah. Funding and trust in government are two of the reasons.

1 month ago

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks from the Treaty Room in the White House on April 14, 2021, about ...

ZEKE MILLER AP White House Correspondent

Biden announces 2024 reelection bid: ‘Let’s finish this job’

The president also has multiple policy goals and unmet promises from his first campaign that he's asking voters on giving him another chance to fulfill.

1 month ago

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about his economic agenda at International Union of Operating Eng...

Mark Jones

Where things stand leading into the 2024 presidential election

Inside Sources breaks down the lates t developments leading into the 2024 presidential election.

2 months ago

Sponsored Articles

close up of rose marvel saliva blooms in purple...

Shannon Cavalero

Drought Tolerant Perennials for Utah

The best drought tolerant plants for Utah can handle high elevations, alkaline soils, excessive exposure to wind, and use of secondary water.

Group of cheerful team members high fiving each other...

Visit Bear Lake

How To Plan a Business Retreat in Bear Lake This Spring

Are you wondering how to plan a business retreat this spring? Read our sample itinerary to plan a team getaway to Bear Lake.

Cheerful young woman writing an assignment while sitting at desk between two classmates during clas...

BYU EMBA at the Marriott School of Business

Hear it Firsthand: 6 Students Share Their Executive MBA Experience at BYU’s Marriott School of Business

The Executive MBA program at BYU offers great opportunities. Hear experiences straight from students enrolled in the program.

Skier being towed by a rider on a horse. Skijoring....

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking for a New Winter Activity? Try Skijoring in Bear Lake

Skijoring is when someone on skis is pulled by a horse, dog, animal, or motor vehicle. The driver leads the skiers through an obstacle course over jumps, hoops, and gates.

Banner with Cervical Cancer Awareness Realistic Ribbon...

Intermountain Health

Five Common Causes of Cervical Cancer – and What You Can Do to Lower Your Risk

January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness month and cancer experts at Intermountain Health are working to educate women about cervical cancer.

Kid holding a cisco fish at winterfest...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Get Ready for Fun at the 2023 Bear Lake Monster Winterfest

The Bear Lake Monster Winterfest is an annual weekend event jam-packed full of fun activities the whole family can enjoy.

Rep. Adam Robertson steps away from Utah legislature