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Published: Saturday, Dec. 14 2013 10:55 p.m. MST

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Dixie Dan
Saint George, UT

I wonder if there were any minorities or women of the list or was it another case of "the Good Old Boys".

Scott G.
NORTH SALT LAKE, UT

Question to Mr. Smith: How can you "reclaim" control of Federal Lands when they aren't and never have been Utah's lands?
The Federal Lands Utah has are a blessing. The feds maintain and manage them an Utah reaps the benefits. Because of this statement of this worn-out topic, I hope Smith isn't chosen.

marxist
Salt Lake City, UT

I cannot tell you how comforted I am with this process.

DN Subscriber 2
SLC, UT

@ Dixie Dan- Do some homework before automatically bashing Republicans as racists. The FIRST person chosen, Sean Reyse is a proud and active Hispanic.

Tarbet is the best choice for the Governor at this point. He is a man of unquestioned integrity, not a politician, and will do the job with the same drive, fairness and good judgement he exercised as the Adjutant General of the Utah National Guard.

Reyes seems to have ridden the "Hispanic minority" background quite a ways, and while he may be a great guy and lawyer, I get nervous when people's ethnicity is made such a prominent issue, leading me to question of they would be where they are on pure merit and "the content of their character, not the color of their skin."

The other candidate I do not know enough about, but I am sure they are basically qualified. And, as someone not a recovering politician, that is a good point.

stevo123
slc, ut

Scott G, Great point. Stealing the federal lands from every citizen of the USA seems to be the opening statement for the Republicans. A great talking point ,but, it will not happen.

TRUTH
Salt Lake City, UT

Based upon the comments then we have a winner in Mr.Smith. If we have any tree hugging land grabbing liberals who don't want him like Scott G and Steve then he is the right candidate Governor Herbert!

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Appoint the person that was cheated out or it and let him prosecute the bad guys that started this.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Beware of any one acting like a fox news groupie.

Paul Scholes
Provo, UT

I believe Reyes has Filipino heritage as well as Hispanic. Dixie Dan seems to have missed this one. I would argue either for a caretaker or for Reyes as the one who ran the race and would have won the election. Also, it would not hurt to have a voice in our state government that understands issues from a perspective that represents a growing portion of the population.

Florwood
American Fork, UT

Dixie Dan, Michelle Mumford was also one of the seven. Some questions on whether she meets the residency requirements likely scuttled her campaign.

The Internet is a wonderful thing, DD. Perhaps you should try it before asking leading questions.

DonO
Draper, UT

Three decent choices, none of whom is a career politician. Hopefully the final choice will run the office with integrity and with an eye firmly fixed on doing what is best for Utah and not his own political future. It would be a refreshing change.

NeilT
Clearfield, UT

Didn't Swallow run on a campaign of reclaiming public lands. Tarbet is the most qualified.

majmajor
Layton, UT

I think Reyes is the right answer in the AG's Office. He was the only one talking about the former AG's sleaziness during the last election, and has received more votes than any of the other candidates. If he wants to keep the AG job, he better clean house or he will be out of office in the next election.

Smith's discussion about Federal land is a political "hot button" issue, but he will have zero impact into federal lands. That will be most likely solved politically than through the courts. he didn't seem like a leader that can effectively clean up the mess.

I know Tarbet from the Guard. He is an outstanding leader and individual, but he was hired by the prior AGs, and we need an outsider that can clean up the AG mess without personal attachments. We need someone that will fight to clean up the mess, and fight for the job.

I hope that no more individuals get a "free pass" into office because they claim to be a "good member" of a political party. We need to expect a little deeper look into candidates' business habits and creditability.

Swiss
Price, Utah

Scott G
When you move into the Mount Olympus wilderness area and subject yourself to federal regulation; I will find your opinion about federal lands worth listening to. Remember you can't take your bicycle with you.
I am still waiting for someone up there to put a buffer around the wilderness area. I think about three miles of no development might show the Wasatch Front what a buffer means to development

Flashback
Kearns, UT

Reyes is Filipino/Hawaiian.

Lillie
Panguitch, UT

Yes there was also a woman, Michelle Mumford, She was well spoken but lacked the experience of those chosen. There were a lot of good people but we picked the cream of the crop and none of them have any background with the Party. Sean Reyes was the most well known and presented himself with confidence and spoke intelligently. He would be considered the only minority. He may or may not be the man appointed but he is the man I will be voting for in the fall.

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