Gov. Gary Herbert formally appointed Jon Cox to fill the vacancy created in House District 58 when Herbert picked Rep. Spencer Cox as his new lieutenant governor.
"Jon Cox has demonstrated an ability to be a strong and able voice for the people he served in Sanpete County as a commissioner," Herbert said in a statement. "I am confident that in his new legislative role he will continue to advocate for Utah's rural communities."
Jon Cox, a distant cousin of Spencer Cox, had been a Sanpete County commissioner, filling the seat held by Spencer Cox until Spencer Cox was elected to the Utah House in 2012.