The governor has nominated Heather Groom to fill a newly vacated seat on the state school board.
Gov. Gary Herbert sent Groom's name, who is president of the Utah Federation of Republican Women and a former board member at Renaissance Academy charter school in Lehi, to the Senate for approval last week. Normally, board members are elected, but Groom will fill a spot left by Craig Coleman, who decided to resign in recent weeks because of time constraints, said board Chairwoman Debra Roberts.
Groom also served as deputy campaign manager for Herbert.