Brian Nicholson, Deseret News archives
Rep. Stephen Sandstrom

SALT LAKE CITY — Rep. Stephen Sandstrom announced his resignation from the Utah Legislature on Thursday.

The Orem Republican, a candidate for the state's new 4th Congressional District seat, also moved to Saratoga Springs. Though not required by law, he said he wants to live in the district in which he is seeking office.

Sandstrom was elected to the Legislature in 2006. His resignation is effective March 31.

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