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Utah Rep. Phil Lyman announces run for governor

Oct 30, 2023, 5:16 PM | Updated: Nov 13, 2023, 11:57 am

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Rep. Phil Lyman, R-Blanding, testifies about his bill, HB371, in the House Government Operations Standing Committee at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. (Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News)

(Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Rep. Phil Lyman, R-Blanding, says he’s going to run for governor in 2024.

Lyman represents House District 69 in the Utah Legislature and is a former San Juan County commissioner.

Some may recognize him for leading a protest in 2014 against the Bureau of Land Management. He was found guilty of misdemeanor trespassing and spent 10 days in jail. According to a press release, Lyman was the only state legislator ever elected in Utah who was assigned a parole officer at the time of his election.

View Lyman’s campaign video here. Click here to learn more about his campaign.

Related: Utah governor unveils campaign warning of social-media dangers, promises litigation

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Utah Rep. Phil Lyman announces run for governor