SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake County's spokesman is getting a reprimand for an e-mail he sent from his county e-mail address.
Jim Braden is Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon's communications director and acts as the mayor's spokesman.
Deputy Mayor Nicole Dunn confirms that Braden sent out an e-mail with a list of negative press clippings about Gov. Gary Herbert. Braden used his county e-mail address. Corroon is challenging Herbert for Utah governor.
"Clearly he showed poor judgment in editorializing on the news clips," Dunn said.
Corroon quickly responded to Braden's e-mail, saying what Braden did was wrong and telling him not to do it again, Dunn said.
Herbert's campaign spokesman, Don Olsen, says he wants Corroon to publicly stand up and admit what happened in his office. Olsen also wants both Braden and Corroon to be reprimanded.
"It's wrong for an employee who's being funded by the taxpayer to do campaign work, especially on taxpayer-funded equipment and on taxpayer-funded time," Olsen said.
— Randall Jeppesen