(Ravell Call, Deseret News)
File - Former Utah Jazz coach Frank Layden and his wife, Barbara, have endorsed Democrat John Harper in the race for attorney general.

SALT LAKE CITY — Former Utah Jazz coach Frank Layden and his wife, Barbara, have endorsed Democrat John Harper in the race for attorney general.

Layden described Harper, a former University of Utah law school assistant dean, as an outstanding attorney who is "very, very honest."

"He has a great work ethic and most of all he is a man of character," Layden said in a press release. "Sounds like a winner to this old coach."

Now in private practice, Harper specializes in consumer protection law and corporate governance litigation, representing consumers, policyholders and shareholders against large corporations across the country.

Harper is challenging Republican Attorney General Sean Reyes. Libertarian Andrew McCullough is also seeking the office.