Josh Romney won't be paid by Utah in new state job

Josh Romney won't be paid by Utah in new state job

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The son of former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney won't be paid a state salary in his new role as Utah's national business recruitment policy adviser.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's spokeswoman Angie Welling said Friday that Josh Romney is volunteering his service to the state and that the position isn't a full-time one.

Romney was appointed to the newly created post on Thursday. Some Republicans in the state had hoped that Romney would use his family name and network to join a team challenging Herbert for the GOP nomination in 2010.

Welling says in many ways, Romney will serve as ambassador for the state as it tries to lure companies to Utah.

Romney's business background is in real estate.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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