Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes will be the Republican nominee in the special election to replace former AG John Swallow. Reyes was the only republican candidate running. He has been working as the AG since January when Governor Herbert appointed him to replace Swallow. At the GOP state convention on Saturday, Reyes reaffirmed his commitment to fighting for Utah’s Amendment 3.
“Many other attorneys general and our U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said you should stand aside because political winds have changed, public opinion has changed, morals and values have shifted, but when I took the oath to support, obey, and defend all the laws of Utah that’s exactly what I meant," he says. "And whether we win or not at the 10th circuit your AG will take this all the way to the United States Supreme Court.”
Reyes also spoke about the need to fight for the state’s sovereignty, and that he will continue to work with the Bureau of Land Management on contentious topics such as wild horses, and RS2477 roads.