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Greg Hughes names Victor Iverson, Washington County Commissioner, as running mate

SALT LAKE CITY (April 14, 2020)  — Former Speaker of the House Greg Hughes announces his running mate, naming Washington County Commissioner Victor Iverson to be Utah’s next lieutenant governor.

“Victor is a proven leader with a commitment to conservative principles,” Speaker Hughes said. “He has kept Washington County strong and prepared, with the lowest tax rate in the state and a full year of rainy-day funds in reserve. Victor has served government at the city, county and federal level, is immediate past president of the Utah Association of Counties and is the person Utah can trust to be the next lieutenant governor.”

In 2015, Iverson was elected to the Washington County Board of Commissioners and currently serves as chair. Born in St. George and raised in La Verkin, Victor graduated from Hurricane High School. He went on to earn an associate degree from Dixie College, where he served as the student body president, and a bachelor’s degree from Southern Utah University. Victor has served as president of the Utah Association of Counties (UAC), UAC Public Lands Committee chairman, natural resources and public lands policy advisor for Senator Mike Lee and on the La Verkin City Council.

“I am grateful for the honor of joining this team and helping Speaker Hughes become the next governor of Utah,” Commissioner Iverson said. “He is the conservative candidate with the proven ability to get things done, no matter the challenge. He will represent all of Utah well. Greg Hughes is exactly who we need during these difficult times.”

Commissioner Iverson and his wife Audrey have been married for 26 years. They have five children, one son-in-law and one granddaughter. Love of country, God, the U.S. Constitution and the western way of life were all a part of his upbringing and remain the principles that guide his life and work. Learn more about Victor Iverson: