SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Spencer Cox has appointed Rep. Craig Hall to fill a vacancy in the 2nd District Court.
"I'm thrilled that Craig is willing to continue his long-standing commitment to public service on the bench," Cox said in a statement. "He has served with distinction in the Utah Legislature and the private sector, and I have every confidence he will continue his record of excellence in the 2nd District Court."
Hall, R-West Valley City, will step down as a state representative if he is confirmed by the state Senate to fill the vacancy left by Judge Robert Dale. The appointment will leave an open seat in District 33.
Hall currently works as senior legal counsel with Intermountain Healthcare's in-house legal department, according to a news release from the governor's office. He has worked at various law firms, including a city attorney's office. He also previously worked as a law clerk at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
He has served in the House since 2013, and he sat on the Utah Judicial Conduct Commission since 2017. Hall received a bachelor's degree in political science from Utah State University and a juris doctorate degree from Baylor Law School.
"I am grateful and humbled to be appointed by Gov. Cox as a 2nd District Court judge," Hall said. "If confirmed, I commit to serve the community and the state of Utah with integrity, fairness and respect."
The 2nd District covers Weber, Davis and Morgan counties.