Orrin Hatch

Romney seeks Marriott post he can't hold as a US Senator

Mitt Romney is running for re-election to Marriott International's board of directors, but his campaign said Monday that he'll resign from that post if elected in November to the U.S. Senate, which bars senators from serving as an officer or board member of any publicly-held company.

The Utah Senate candidate and former Republican presidential candidate is one of 14 members of Marriott's board running for another yearlong term, according to the hotel chain's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.

The board members will be up for re-election at the corporation's annual stockholder meeting on May 4.

The Republican, who is well-known and...