Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed Justin Fawson to replace state Rep. Ryan Wilcox, R-Ogden, who recently resigned.
The appointment comes at the recommendation of GOP convention delegates in his House District 7.
However, Fawson still faces a primary election on June 24 against computer consultant Dan Deuel in the race to hold the seat for the next full term. Fawson won 53 percent of delegate votes at the Weber County GOP convention, to 47 percent for Deuel.