“Don Torgerson’s dedication to the law and to the service of others will make him an excellent addition to the bench,” said Governor Herbert.
The Utah Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee is now seeking public comment on Torgerson. Those who desire to do so should contact Jerry Howe at the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, Utah State Capitol Campus, House Building, Suite W210, PO Box 145210, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-5210, by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13. All statements should include the respondent’s name, telephone number, and mailing address.
The Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee plans to hold a public hearing, then issue a recommendation to the full senate. If confirmed by the senate, Mr. Torgerson will fill the vacancy resulting from the retirement of Judge Lyle Anderson.
Most recently, Torgerson has worked as a public defender for Moab, Blanding, Price and Grand ,Carbon, Emery and San Juan counties at Torgerson Law Offices, a privately-contracted public defender law firm. He was also a managing partner at Chiara & Torgerson, and president of Torgerson Law Offices. He received his J.D. from the University of Idaho School of Law.
“I appreciate Governor Herbert’s confidence in me to serve the people within the Seventh District,” Torgerson said. “If I am confirmed by the senate, I commit my best effort to apply the law impartially, independently, and with fidelity to the work of our elected representatives.”
This appointment is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.