SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (July 6, 2020) – Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, issued the following statement on the announcement of Lt. Governor Spencer Cox becoming the Republican gubernatorial candidate:

“Congratulations to Lt. Governor Spencer Cox for running a robust campaign and being selected as the Republican candidate in the 2020 gubernatorial election. We look forward to a dynamic and constructive race between Cox and Democratic candidate Professor Chris Peterson.

“Lt. Governor Cox has demonstrated leadership at many levels of government from holding city, county and statewide offices. From advocating for computer science education, developing our rural workforce to strengthening our state’s long-term economic prosperity, he has been a true champion of Utah. 

“The down ballot and federal races are exciting and we believe the people of Utah will send the best representation to our state house and Congress. No matter who is elected, we pledge to work with our next Governor and elected officials to support the voice of business, rebuild our community prosperity as we recover from the coronavirus, and help our state thrive economically.”



The Salt Lake Chamber is Utah’s largest and longest-standing business association. A statewide chamber of commerce with members in all 29 Utah counties, the Chamber represents the broad interests of the state’s 63,000-plus employers, which employ more than 1.4 million Utahns. This includes thousands of Chamber members and their employees. With roots that date back to 1887, the Chamber stands as the voice of business, supports its members’ success and champion’s community prosperity.