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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) -- Governor Huntsman fills vacant seats in the state legislature with two Republicans.

Today, Governor Huntsman officially signed a letter appointing Darin Peterson and Rick Wheeler.

Peterson will take over the Senate District 24, which was previously held by Senator Leonard Blackham.

Blackham recently resigned after being named to a cabinet position as State Agriculture Commissioner.

Wheeler was appointed to House District 68, which was held by Representative Mike Styler.

Styler also recently resigned after being named to a cabinet position as State Natural Resources Executive Director.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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