Utah Rep. Jon Stanard resigns, citing 'immediate personal and family concerns'


(KUTV) —Utah Rep. Jon Stanard (R-UT) of District 62 announced Wednesday that he is resigning his seat in the Utah House of Representatives, effective immediately.

Stanard, who has been in legislative service since 2012, stated in a news release that the resignation is because of "immediate personal and family concerns."

However, the Associated Press reported that Standard resigned to spend time with his father who has terminal cancer.

The AP additionally reported House Chief of Staff Greg Hartley said in a text message that Stanard was not facing any kind of legislative investigation or disciplinary action.

"It has been a great honor for me to serve the constituents of District 62 and with so many colleagues that I've grown to love and value," Stanard said in a news release. "I know many will be concerned, but I would appreciate respecting our privacy at this time."

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