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Republican delegates have picked a replacement to fill the Utah Senate seat in District 10.
After three rounds of voting Wednesday, businessman Lincoln Fillmore won the position, defeating eight other candidates.
Rep. Rich Cunningham, R-South Jordan, came in second despite earning the endorsement of several big-name Republicans, including Gov. Gary Herbert.
Fillmore's name will now be forwarded to Herbert for certification.
The Senate seat encompassing South Jordan, West Jordan and Herriman became vacant when former Sen. Aaron Osmond announced he would resign to lead the Utah College of Applied Technology, or UCAT. He later decided not to take the job and said he would still resign from the Senate.
Fillmore, president of charter-school-management company Charter Solutions, said his top issue is education. He said he has been involved in politics before, but has never held elected office.
Fillmore won about 60 percent of the vote.