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Attorney General Special Nominations On Thursday's Access Utah

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The Utah Republican Party will hold a special State Central Committee meeting on Saturday to nominate three individuals from among seven Attorney General candidates. Governor Herbert is expected to choose the next AG from this group. State Republican Party Chairman James Evans has organized a committee to verify that each candidate meets the requirements to serve as Attorney General and does not have any blatant conflicts of interest. The Republicans were also holding a candidate debate Wednesday evening. The Utah Democratic Party says there are major conflicts of interest and ethical questions surrounding the candidates being considered by the Republican Party.  

The Democrats are asking people to submit the names of people they want for the next Attorney General. And they are joining with Alliance for a Better UTAH and Utahns for Ethical Government to call on Governor Herbert to appoint a caretaker and outsider as an Interim Attorney General, as a means of cleaning up the office and restoring public trust. On Access Utah we’ll ask you what you think. We’ll be talking with Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans; Sen. Jim Dabakis, Chairman of the State Democratic Party; Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a Better UTAH; David Irvine of the Utah Citizens' Council. 

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.