Draxler keeping an open mind about appointing vs electing an attorney general

Representative Jack Draxler, R-District 3, is chairman of the Utah legislature’s Government Operations Committee and he says that should be an interesting one to be in this year. On <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/328/2014_01_13_328_17913_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s Crosstalk program</a>, Redd said one bill that may come up would be to make the Utah Attorney General an appointed office, rather than an elected office.

How does he personally feel about that issue? Draxler said he is keeping an open mind.

“I’m a little reluctant about the change,” Draxler said. “In 170 years or so we’ve only had one instance like this where we sometimes wish perhaps there would have been an appointed attorney general.

“I think the people want to retain the right to elect their attorney general for the most part.”

But Draxler said he understands both sides of the issue.

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