Utah Republicans fill vacant state Senate seat



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Republicans have chosen a businessman to fill an empty state Senate seat.

KUTV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1P9fRFt ) that Republican delegates selected Lincoln Fillmore over eight other candidates in three rounds of voting Wednesday. Fillmore's name will now go to Gov. Gary Herbert for approval.

The District 10 seat represents South Jordan, West Jordan and Herriman. It became vacant when Sen. Aaron Osmond resigned to accept a job in education. He later decided not to take the job but said he would still leave the Senate.

Fillmore is the president of Charter Solutions in Draper. He says his top issue is education.

Fillmore beat out Rep. Rich Cunningham, a South Jordan Republican who was endorsed by Herbert and other top Republicans.

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Information from: KUTV-TV, http://www.kutv.com/

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