Gary Herbert

Gary Herbert REPRepublican

American politician

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Gary HerbertREPRepublican American politician
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Gary Richard Herbert (born May 7, 1947) is an American politician who served as the 17th Governor of Utah from 2009 to 2021. A member of the Republican Party, he chaired the National Governors Association during the 2015–2016 cycle. Herbert won a seat on the Utah County Commission in 1990, where he served 14 years. He ran for the Republican nomination for governor in 2004, ultimately becoming fellow Republican candidate Jon Huntsman's running mate in the general election. Herbert served as Lieutenant Governor of Utah from 2005 until August 11, 2009, when he assumed the governorship following the resignation of Huntsman, who was appointed to serve as the United States Ambassador to China by President Barack Obama. Herbert was elected to serve out the remainder of the term in a special gubernatorial election in 2010, defeating Democratic nominee Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon with 64% of the vote. He won election to a full four-year term in 2012, defeating Democratic Businessman Peter Cooke with 68% of the vote and was re-elected to a second full four-year term in 2016. Herbert announced in 2019 that he would not seek re-election to a third full term in 2020; he endorsed the gubernatorial candidacy of his Lieutenant Governor, Spencer Cox.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
Brigham Young University
Orem High School
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
State of Utah
2009 - 2021
Lieutenant Governor
State of Utah
2005 - 2009
Utah County
1990 - 2004
Staff Sergeant
Utah National Guard
1970 - 1976
The Kids Connection
Herbert and Associates
Other Experience1 - 12 of 12
National President
Council of State Governments
National Governors Association (NGA)
2015 - 2016
Former Missionary
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Economic Development and Commerce Committee, National Governors Association (NGA)
Former Board Member
Provo Orem Chamber of Commerce
Former Board Member
Utah Water Conservancy District
Former Chair
Western Governors Association
Former President
Utah Association of Counties
Former President
Utah Association of Realtors
Executive Committee, National Governors Association (NGA)
Education and Workforce Committee, National Governors Association (NGA)
Former Member
Healthcare Reform Task Force