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  Herbert, Gary
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2009-01-01  
 
NameGary Herbert
Address736 West 550 South
Orem, Utah 84058, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born May 07, 1947
Died Still Living (66 years)
Contributorparticleman
Last ModifiedAndy
Aug 13, 2012 11:53pm
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InfoGary Richard Herbert is Utah's 17th Governor. Prior to becoming governor, he served as Lieutenant Governor under Governor Jon M. Huntsman Jr. for nearly five years, before taking the Oath of Office on Aug. 11, 2009.

Governor Herbert was born in American Fork, Utah, and raised in Orem, Utah. After graduating from Orem High School, Mr. Herbert served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Eastern Atlantic States Mission.

While attending BYU, the Governor met and married Jeanette Snelson, from Springville, Utah. Shortly after their marriage, the Governor joined the Utah National Guard and served for six years as a staff sergeant working with target acquisition, artillery and ground survey.

After his military service, the Governor began a career in the real estate industry, founding Herbert & Associates Realtors, an Orem-based brokerage firm. He and Jeanette also began a child care service, The Kids Connection, which they operated for 23 years.

In 1990, the Governor was appointed to the Utah County Commission. Soon thereafter, he was later elected to the body, which he served for 14 years. During his time as county commissioner, he served as presidents of the Utah Association of Counties and the Utah Association of Realtors, and as a board member of the Provo Orem Chamber of Commerce and Utah Water Conservancy District.

The Governor currently serves as the Chair of the Economic Development and Commerce (EDC) Committee of the National Governors Association. He has previously served on the Healthcare Reform Task Force and the Special Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety.

In his inaugural address, Governor Herbert outlined his three main priorities of economic development, public and higher education, and energy development.

Governor and Mrs. Herbert have six children and 12 grandchildren.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/13/2010-10/13/2010 Rasmussen Reports 70.00% ( 3.0) 28.00% ( 2.0) 2.00% ( 2.0)
08/23/2010-08/23/2010 Rasmussen Reports 67.00% ( 5.0) 30.00% ( 5.0) 4.00% ( 1.0)
06/23/2010-06/23/2010 Rasmussen Reports 72.00% ( 0.0) 25.00% ( 0.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 18, 2012 06:00pm General Utah governor vetoes bill to curb sex education in schools  Article COSDem 
Mar 14, 2011 11:50pm Announcement SPJ 'honoring' Governor Herbert with Black Hole Award for closing records  Article RP 
Oct 07, 2010 12:50pm General Bungled campaign? GOP sharks circling Herbert [UT-Gov]  Article particleman 
Nov 16, 2009 08:00pm Poll For many Utahns, Herbert still Gov. Unknown   Article Monsieur 

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RACES
  11/06/2012 UT Governor Won 68.41% (+40.83%)
  04/21/2012 UT Governor - R Convention Won 53.06% (+22.24%)
  11/02/2010 UT Governor - Special Election Won 64.07% (+32.16%)
  05/08/2010 UT Governor - Special Election - R Convention Won 71.08% (+46.35%)
  08/07/2009 UT Governor - Succession Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 UT Lt. Governor Won 77.73% (+58.06%)
  11/02/2004 UT Lieutenant Governor Won 57.74% (+16.40%)
  06/22/2004 UT Lt. Governor - R Primary Won 65.86% (+31.71%)
ENDORSEMENTS
UT US President - R Primary - Jun 26, 2012 R Mitt Romney
UT US Senate - R Primary - Jun 26, 2012 R Orrin G. Hatch
UT US President - R Primary - Feb 05, 2008 R Mitt Romney