Huntsman's confirmation hearing scheduled for next week

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SALT LAKE CITY -- KSL 5 News has learned a confirmation hearing for Gov. Jon Huntsman has been scheduled for next Thursday.

In May, President Obama nominated Huntsman to be the U.S. Ambassador to China. Since then, Huntsman has kept a low profile is splitting his time between Utah and Washington, where he has attended policy briefings, met with senators and filled out a stack of paperwork.

Assuming Huntsman is confirmed, Lt. Gov. Gary Herbert will succeed him as governor.

Related Stories


Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast