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Incumbent gubernatorial candidate Gary Herbert speaks with the Daily Herald editorial team Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Provo. DOMINIC VALENTE, Daily Herald

According to a 2005 Deseret News article, nearly 80 percent of Utah’s legislature are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, though only about 60 percent of the population belongs to the Church.

The last time non-LDS governor of Utah was J. Bracken Lee, who served from January 1949 to January 1957. There were only two other non-LDS governors before him.

Kurt Hanson is the Breaking News and Courts reporter for the Daily Herald. He can be reached via email at khanson@heraldextra.com. Follow him on Twitter: @hansonherald.

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