- Associated Press - Thursday, November 12, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Former lawmaker Lynn Hemingway will return to his old seat after delegates in the south end of Salt Lake City chose him to replace Rep. Justin Miller.

Miller resigned last month after pleading guilty to a fraud charge.

Hemingway defeated public defender Amy Fowler and accountant Chris Stout for the seat. He had represented the district from 2006 until retiring in 2014, when Miller won the race to replace him.

The Democratic party will send Hemingway’s name to Gov. Gary Herbert, who is required to formally appoint him to fill the vacancy. He is expected to be sworn in next week.

Miller pleaded guilty to a fraud charge for taking about $24,000 in campaign money from his former boss, the mayor of Salt Lake County.

His resignation became official Wednesday.

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