Murray • Republican party members on Thursday selected Aimee Winder Newton to fill a Salt Lake County Council seat and Robert Spendlove to represent District 49 in the Utah House of Representatives.
The terms will last until January 2015, when the winners in the November general election will assume the offices. Ratification of the selections will be done by the County Council and Gov. Gary Herbert, respectively.
Newton is replacing District 3 Councilman David Wilde, who resigned Jan. 1 with a year left on his fourth term to take a job with the county district attorney's office. That position gives him access to county health insurance while he fights cancer.