Politics
2:52 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Democrat Charles Stormont to Run for Attorney General

Democrat Charles Stormont has filed to run in the special election to replace former Attorney General John Swallow.

Charles Stormont has worked as an attorney in the Utah Attorney General’s office for the past 6 years.  He says the Swallow scandal and the effects it had on the office is one of the main reasons he decided to run.

“I was sitting there and I was wondering, what am I going to tell my children 20 years from now when they ask, ‘what did you do when you learned about the problems in your office?’ And I want to be able to tell them that I stood up and I gave the people a real choice,” he says.

Stormont says he is a public servant and not a politician and that his experience working in the AG’s office means he understands how to get it back on track.

“We need a fresh pair of hands to manage the Attorney General’s office," he says. "We need someone who understands the importance of the day-to-day work of the office and what that office does. And we need someone who will be a lawyer. Someone who will put the law first, ahead of political and ideological issues.”

Libertarian Andrew McCullough is the only other candidate that has filed to run so far, but current Republican AG Sean Reyes says he will officially file Wednesday morning.