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Governor Spencer Cox is running for reelection

Mar 16, 2023, 3:30 PM | Updated: 4:36 pm

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FILE -- Gov. Spencer Cox speaks during the PBS Utah Governor’s Monthly News Conference at the Eccles Broadcast Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY  — Governor Spencer Cox will seek a 2nd term. 

The news was expected in political circles, but the governor has now confirmed it publicly to KSL NewsRadio.

“Yes. Yes. Absolutely running for reelection,” Cox said. 

He added that his bid for reelection in 2024 would be the only time he would seek reelection.

“I promised two terms if the people will have me. So that will be it for me.”

It’s a little early still for any official announcements, the filing deadline for intent to gather signatures is the first week of January 2024, it’s in March for convention-only candidates. 

Another name that’s been floated in Republican circles is Jason Chaffetz. He has told KSL NewsRadio the Governor’s seat is a possibility for him in 2024. So is a run for US Senate.

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Governor Spencer Cox is running for reelection