Tight race expected for district attorney job

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  • Bobo Magna, UT
    Oct. 31, 2010 12:26 p.m.

    It is interesting to see all the generalizations thrown out. A Republican supporting a Democrat? Doesn't sound like a true Republican to me. If it is about competence, which it is to a great degree, then where is the evidence that Gill is competent? He's merely the squeaky wheel who is running around spreading the notion that the DA's office is unprofessional. But along with competence, it is also about prosecuting without engaging in politics at the same time. I think this is why some are supporting Gill - they see him as someone who might be more, let us say, "accomodating" for those wanting a little politics in their crime fighting.

  • shamrock Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 31, 2010 10:43 a.m.

    I don't really care about the DA's political affiliation: legal and managerial competence are far more important for this particular office.

    Lohra Miller is a mediocre attorney and a dismal manager. Sim Gill, on the other hand, is an hard-driving, smart attorney and a good leader. I'm definitely voting for him.

    Lohra's had four years to develop her skills, and she's shown us at every turn that she's still not ready for prime time. The DA's Office deserves better.

  • Uncle Mal Rose Park, UT
    Oct. 31, 2010 9:45 a.m.

    As a Salt Lake City resident, the West side no less, I've seen the good work of Mr. Gill. He has a great track record. This isn't really about republican versus democrat. This is a question of who will do a better job keeping the county safe. I'm sure that Ms. Miller is a good lawyer, but she just wasn't up to the job of leadership in such a big and important government office.

  • CityGirl Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 31, 2010 8:59 a.m.

    Monstro222 - you're right - Gill's endorsements DO say it all. In addition to being endorsed by Mayor Becker, he is endorsed by:

    Bluffdale Mayor Derk Timothy - A REPUBLICAN.
    Holladay Mayor Dennis Webb - A REPUBLICAN.
    Taylorsville Mayor Russ Wall - A REPUBLICAN.

    Gill is the ONLY candidate to enjoy such broad bipartisan support. Miller cannot say the same. Both Wall and Webb supported Ms. Miller in her last election, but not this time. Lifelong Republican and former Deputy DA and judge Bud Ellett, who actively supported Ms. Miller in the last election, is now supporting Gill. They recognize what many other voters already know: This office is about COMPETENCE and using GOOD JUDGEMENT, not ideology.

  • RBN Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 31, 2010 7:41 a.m.

    .... and my dad always said that where there's smoke there's fire.

    Ms. Miller's sloppy, unprofessional management of the DA's office requires a vote against her.

    I really wish this, along with County Auditor, Surveyor, Assessor, Treasurer, etc., was a nonpartisan race. Political affiliation for this job is meaningless.

  • TwoBitsWorth Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 30, 2010 9:23 p.m.

    When I was a boy, my dad said it was always easier to find fault than it was to get any work done. Hummm

  • Monstro222 Magna, UT
    Oct. 30, 2010 7:22 p.m.

    Gill's endorsements say it all - the liberal/left, such as SLC Mayor Becker. Why is no one questioning the functioning of Gill's current office? Gill keeps running around implying there are grave problems at the DA's office and when he gets down to specifics it all seems like an out-of-proportion gripe session over not too much at all. In other words, a lot of hot air and not much substance.

  • Tami Herriman, UT
    Oct. 30, 2010 7:09 p.m.

    I have been apalled at the little "disagreements" that the current office has had under Lohra Miller and look forward to having a new attorney in charge who would do his job without all the side distractions.