Utah Rep. Jon Stanard abruptly resigns without explanation

February 7, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican Utah lawmaker Jon Stanard has unexpectedly resigned from the Legislature.

House Speaker Greg Hughes announced Wednesday morning that the representative from St. George resigned Tuesday night “due to personal and family concerns.”

Hughes did not offer details but said legislators are honoring Stanard’s request for privacy and wish him the best.

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

Stanard did not respond to a voicemail seeking comment Wednesday.

He was first elected in 2012.