Petition demanding Commissioner Graves resign delivered to Utah County

Source: KSL, Deseret News

The group Alliance for a Better Utah hand-delivered a petition to the Utah County Commission Tuesday morning with more than 300 signatures asking embattled Commissioner Greg Graves to resign.

Graves did not attend the meeting.

Allegations that Graves sexually harassed an employee and is widely viewed as a workplace bully with explosive and vulgar tendencies came to light two weeks ago after his fellow county commissioners decided to release documents detailing a complaint against him and the ensuing investigation.

“The investigator concluded that you treated the claimant in an unfair, demeaning and offensive manner and that your behavior was consistent with the way you treat many other employees of county,” said Laura Boyer, policy and advocacy fellow at Alliance for a Better Utah, as she read a letter to Graves in front of Commissioners Bill Lee and Nathan Ivie Tuesday.

“Harassment, assault, and retaliation are not appropriate in any circumstance and perpetrators of such actions must be held accountable,” she continued. “As our nation continues to move forward on breaking the silence of sexual misconduct, we must all commit to creating a better society.”

During the meeting, Lee reported that Graves didn’t attend because he had a “family matter to attend to.”

The day the complaint against him was first released, Graves said he doesn’t intend to resign. Since then he hasn’t returned multiple requests for comment.

Read the entire KSL article here.

Read the entire Deseret News article here.

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