Thursday, June 21, 2012

Assistant Attorney General Endorses Reyes in AG's Race

Posted By on June 21, 2012, 4:08 PM

Days before the June 26 Republican primary, Assistant Attorney General Karl Perry has penned an op-ed in the Logan-based Herald Journal encouraging voters to support Sean Reyes for the office of Attorney General, as opposed to his boss and AG candidate, Chief Deputy Attorney General John Swallow.---

“To lead this office, it requires a person with real-life experience, sound judgment, willing to make hard decisions and be free of bias. If you will take the time to do some research on the two candidates, you will find that Sean Reyes meets this criteria,” Perry writes in the op-ed.

Perry, who could not return a comment as of the time of this post, is identified on recent state legal documents as being an attorney in the Commercial Enforcement Division of the Attorney General’s Office. While Perry is not identified in the op-ed as an assistant attorney general, City Weekly has confirmed Perry’s role at the office through multiple independent sources.

In the op-ed, Perry lauds Reyes’(pictured)  legal experience working 14 years with one of the largest law firms in the state and having previously been recognized as the National Outstanding Young Lawyer by the American Bar Association.

“John Swallow, on the other hand, received his post as a deputy attorney general from Mark Shurtleff, not because of his credentials but because he had been Mark Shurtleff’s fundraiser,” Perry writes. “John Swallow, who has only been with the AG’s office two years, has spent a great deal of his career fundraising or lobbying for pay-day loan companies. Much of his campaign fundraising came from multi-level marketing companies, call centers and questionable online coaching companies.”

For the full op-ed click here.

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