SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed Ron Gordon, executive director of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, as his general counsel. The appointment is effective Nov. 25.
The general counsel, who serves as the legal adviser to the governor and his office, also advises the governor’s Cabinet, acts as legislative adviser and director for the administration, advises on all litigation with the Utah Attorney General’s Office, and advises the governor on judicial appointments.
“Ron Gordon is a capable and reliable individual who is extremely well regarded in the legal community,” Herbert said in a statement. “Not only has he consistently provided me with sound advice in appointing the most qualified individuals to Utah’s judicial branch, but he also has a demonstrated track record of understanding complex legislation and legislative processes. He has been a key adviser to me for many years, and I am thrilled that he has accepted this new role within my administration.”Comment on this story
In addition to his role on the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, Gordon also currently serves as a member of the governor’s senior staff and as criminal justice policy adviser.
Gordon received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in 1995 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Utah in 1998.
He replaces Jacey Skinner, who will become deputy court administrator for the Utah Administrative Offices of the Courts.