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Utah AG Sean Reyes on “Person 2 Person” with KUTV’s Shauna Lake

See the interview and transcript in its original location at KUTV.com

Sean Reyes was appointed to be Utah’s attorney general by Governor Gary Herbert following the resignation of former attorney general John Swallow. With his new role in politics, Sean says that he is hoping to restore the public’s faith in the office. This week he sat down with Shauna Lake to talk about stepping into politics as well as life outside the office.

Below is a transcript of Shauna Lake’s interview with Sean Reyes:

SHAUNA LAKE: Congratulations on your new position.

SEAN REYES: Thanks Shauna.

SHAUNA LAKE: This is a long time coming for you. You’ve had political ambitions for a while. Is that safe to say?

SEAN REYES: You know interestingly since I was a kid, I guess you could say I was very interested in politics. My family, my dad’s family in the Philippines, his uncle was the president of the Philippines. So there’s always been that, sort of, desire to serve in that capacity. But really, truthfully, I was so busy with my law practice and my cases that until just a couple of years ago I really didn’t have any ambitions to run for office. And then I had a number of people encourage me to run for AG. Continue reading “Utah AG Sean Reyes on “Person 2 Person” with KUTV’s Shauna Lake” »

Dear Citizens of Utah,

I am humbled by the responsibility and the weight of the Attorney General’s office. I respect what it stands for and I’m deeply appreciative again, for the trust Governor Herbert has shown in me. My hope is to win the trust of all of the citizens of our good state over the next year to come.

We have some assessing, rebuilding and reorganization to do. I realize there are some serious issues that need to be addressed within the office. The good news is we have some wonderfully talented lawyers there.

I look forward to the next year, and working side-by-side with so many great legal minds to right the ship toward a brighter future for Utah and all of its citizens.

With all Best Wishes for a very Happy New Year,

Sean Reyes

 

My Priority for the AG Office – Create a CULTURE CHANGE and Restore Public Trust.

In order to create a culture change and restore public trust, I will implement internal, external, and policy changes in the office. Read about them below:

Procedural Priorities (Internal)

1. First order of business is going to be to invite an audit (administrative or financial or both). Without disrupting the important legal work being done in the office, the public needs to have that window into the rebuilding process.

2. In addition to the audit, I will meet with every lawyer in the office right away, and do a top to bottom assessment. Look at every leadership position and make changes where needed. There are many talented lawyers at the AGs office and some of them need a chance to lead. Continue reading “My Priority for the AG Office – Create a CULTURE CHANGE and Restore Public Trust.” »