Salt Lake County Councilor Jenny Wilson (D) challenged Sen. Mitt Romney (R) for the Utah’s open US Senate seat last November, and fell to him, 31-63%. But, she now has a new political position, nonetheless. The Salt Lake County Democratic leadership has appointed her as the local Mayor to replace Ben McAdams (D), who was elected to Congress. Because the Democrats controlled the position, state succession law allows the party leaders to name a replacement if a vacancy occurs. Mayor Wilson will be able to run for a full term as Salt Lake County’s chief executive in 2020.
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