SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Republican Party has a new executive director.

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Jeff Peterson replaces Ivan DuBois, who left for another job. Peterson formerly worked as the party's deputy victory director.

"My hope is to be another link in a long chain of successful executive directors,” he said.

Peterson said he looks forward to working with state GOP Chairman James Evans to improve technology and data collection to ensure Republican candidates have the resources they need to win.

"He brings a level head and good insight to a position that can, at times, be put in tough situations," Evans said.

— Dennis Romboy