U.S. Energy Secretary John F. Herrington and U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Richard Lesher are coming to Utah in July to speak at fund-raising dinners for Rep. Jim Hansen, R-Utah.

Herrington will speak at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City on July 18. Hansen is acquainted with Herrington because of his work on the House Interior Committee.Lesher will speak at the Ogden Hilton Hotel on July 8. His U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed Hansen for re-election earlier this year. On key votes, Hansen voted the way the chamber preferred 100 percent of the time - making him one of 40 House members to receive a perfect rating from it.

Tickets for both events may be obtained by calling the Jim Hansen Committee at 451-6500.