Swallow and Shurtleff arrests are the beginning; new ethics laws are next

Legislature should enact new campaign finance laws
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Salt Lake City–The group that filed the election law violation complaint that ended in former Attorney General John Swallow’s resignation is speaking out after learning that both Swallow and former boss, Mark Shurtleff, have been arrested this morning.

Maryann Martindale, executive director of the Alliance for a Better Utah, has released the following statement.

“It would be naïve to believe that this is the extent of bad behavior in Utah politics. Robust ethics laws, campaign finance reform and voter election reform, including independent redistricting and competitive elections, are all crucial to curbing corruption in Utah politics and for restoring the public trust. These arrests are the beginning. The legislature must also do its part and pass reasonable legislation to further discourage this type of behavior.”

Media note: The Better UTAH team is travelling and not available for comment beyond this press statement.

Isaac Holyoak
Communications Director, Alliance for a Better UTAH
801.664.9751 | isaac@betterutah.org

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