Rep. Adam Robertson steps away from Utah legislature
Dec 22, 2022, 7:00 PM | Updated: 7:02 pm
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.
Rep. Robertson has been a valued member of our body and given a unique perspective especially with his vast expertise technology sector. I know he will continue to contribute great things to the state of Utah and to our country as he focuses more fully on his career and company.
— Speaker Brad Wilson (@BradWilsonGOP) December 22, 2022
Mark Jones contributed to this article.
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