In 2014, Honorable Sean D. Reyes was elected Utah’s 21st Attorney General by one of the largest margins nationwide. In less than three years under Reyes’ leadership, the Utah AG Office was named finalist for the 2015 Utah Ethical Leadership Award by the highly acclaimed Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative program. In 2016 for the second consecutive year, the Utah Attorney General’s office won four Best of State awards for state elected official, agency among other honors. Appointed by Congress and the President of the United States, Reyes conducted public hearings throughout the country to advise the Administration and Congress on Latino issues, and is an active surrogate for the RNC’s Asian American and Pacific Islander outreach program.
Having prosecuted the notorious human/child sex trafficker Victor Rax in Utah in early 2014, Reyes participated in an undercover sting in Colombia in October 2014 with the non-profit anti-trafficking group Operation Underground Railroad, where he and a team comprised of several ex-military, special ops and civilian supporters rescued over 120 young girls from cartel members. Today, eradicating trafficking in Utah remains a priority for the Reyes administration along with other policy initiatives including prosecuting violent and white collar crimes against the most vulnerable in our society. The son of a Spanish-Filipino immigrant father, who fled the Marcos regime and a Japanese-Hawaiian mother, AG Reyes is Utah’s first minority elected statewide. General Reyes and his wife are the proud parents of six children.
Top Four Guiding Principals espoused by the candidate:
- AG Reyes always applies the following principled adage when making critical decisions both professionally and personally: “I want to win every case. But, I’d rather lose doing it the right way, than win doing it the wrong way.”
- Ethical Integrity
- Workplace Excellence
The top platform issues or priorities of the Utah Attorney General’s Office under the direction of Attorney General Reyes are:
- To protect citizens, particularly children, from violent crime and drugs
- To protect businesses and consumers, particularly Seniors, from white collar frauds and scams.
- To defend Utah’s laws and our state against overreach from the federal government in areas such as public lands, healthcare, Endangered Species Act, business regulation and the Second Amendment.
- To restore public trust by focusing the office on ethics and excellent legal work.
Sean D. Reyes, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.seanreyes.com,
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