Huntsman counsel not joining new administration

Huntsman counsel not joining new administration

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Gov. Jon Huntsman's legal counsel will not be joining the new administration when Lt. Gov. Gary Herbert takes office.

Tani Downing has told Herbert she will leave her post when Huntsman steps down to become ambassador to China once his nomination is approved by the U.S. Senate.


Huntsman spokeswoman Lisa Roskelley says Downing felt the timing was good to make a change and declined to stay on Herbert's staff.

Downing was selected by Huntsman in March 2007 after being general counsel for the Department of Workforce Services and later the department's executive director. Downing also spent seven years as an associate general counsel for the Legislature.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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