He now serves as Weber County Attorney and Dee Smith says his experience in that position has helped him qualify for the job as Utah Attorney General. Smith wants to replace Republican Attorney General Mark Shurtleff who is not seeking re-election this year. On KVNU’s For the People program, Smith said if elected he plans to be more of a prosecutor than a political figure. “It will be important to me to be involved on a local level with the law enforcement agencies, with the local prosecutors,” Smith said. “To give you an example, the local prosecutors from around the state, the county attorneys from around the state get together every three months to address issues that affect us. “I’ve never seen Mr. Shurtleff in one of those meetings. I’ll be more involved is what I’m getting at.” Smith says in his position as Weber County Attorney he has prosecuted a lot of challenging cases, including several murders. Others running for Utah Attorney General are Republicans John Swallow and Sean Reyes and Libertarian Andrew McCullough.
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