My view: The Swallow investigation is a chance to restore public trust

photo_martindaleBetter UTAH Executive Director Maryann Martindale and League of Women Voters of Utah Co-President Jenn Gonnelly penned an op-ed earlier this week in the Deseret News in which they expressed support for the legislature’s investigation into the John Swallow scandal.

As we have watched the Swallow scandal unfold over the last several months, we have watched the continued erosion of public trust in not only the attorney general (and by extension, his office) but also of all elected officials. As the saying goes, “One bad apple spoils the whole bunch.”

Of course, that isn’t really the case. Most of our elected officials conduct themselves ethically and attempt to make the right decisions for their constituents. But the fact remains that when one of them appears to be so void of integrity, it bleeds over into the public’s view of other elected leaders.

You can read the full editorial here.

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