Herbert narrows list for lt. gov.

Herbert narrows list for lt. gov.

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's likely next governor is still trimming his list of possible lieutenant governors.

Lt. Gov. Gary Herbert tells the Deseret News he has four or five names on his list, down from 26.

He says he's thinking about two Davis County Republicans, Greg Bell and Stuart Adams. The Deseret News has learned the short list also includes Natalie Gochnour of the Salt Lake Chamber and Michael Jensen, a Salt Lake County commissioner and firefighter.

Adams says he's interested in the lieutenant governor's job. Jensen says he'll most likely stay with the Unified Fire Authority. Gochnour and Bell declined to comment.

The transition could take place next month. Herbert is set to take over as governor as current Gov. Jon Huntsman becomes U.S. Ambassador to China.

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