Politics
6:40 pm
Sat April 26, 2014

Democrat Charles Stormont's Run at AG's Seat Official After State Convention

Democratic Candidate for Attorney General Charles Stormont gets strong endorsement from Representative Patrice Arent in her nominating speech Saturday.
Democratic Candidate for Attorney General Charles Stormont gets strong endorsement from Representative Patrice Arent in her nominating speech Saturday.
Credit Judy Fahys

Charles Stormont will be the Democratic candidate for Attorney General. He’s been working in the Attorney General’s office since 2008. He ran uncontested at the Democratic Convention. Following an impassioned nomination speech by Representative Patrice Arent, Stormont declared his stand against Amendment 3.

“It is time for an attorney general who will not play politics with Utah families,” says Stormont.

He says he doesn’t question the character of his opponent, Sean Reyes.

“But at the same time, I’m coming at this from a public service perspective. That’s what I bring to the table that um…Sean’s got a couple of months of public service under his belt and I’ve got 6 years,” Stormont says.

He says his campaign strategy is not a complicated one. Stormont says since he is not a politician he has very little name recognition so he’ll have to work hard traveling the state and meeting as many people as possible before November.

Valerie Stormont goes over details with husband Charles during Democratic State Convention at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City.
Valerie Stormont goes over details with husband Charles during Democratic State Convention at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City.
Credit Judy Fahys