UT AG RACE UPDATE: Local News Investigators Find Utah AG Sean Reyes Misleads Debate Commission, Dodges Debate & Keeps Public In the Dark on Key Issues

October 15, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) released the following statement from Political Director and Utah native Farah Melendez in response to Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes appearing to purposefully mislead the Utah Debate Commission into moving the AG debate until after voting was well underway. According to KSL Investigators AG Reyes told the Debate Commission he would be out of town due to his father’s funeral. However, KSL Investigators found AG Reyes was not in Hawaii on or around October 1st (the original date of the debate) as he claimed. Instead, KSL Investigators found AG Reyes held campaign events in Utah on September 30th, October 6th and again on October 7th. AG Reyes declined to answer questions on camera and his campaign dodged questions about Reyes’ whereabouts on October 1, 2020.

Statement from Farah Melendez, Political Director of the Democratic Attorneys General Association

“Sean Reyes should be ashamed of himself for deceptively using his own father’s funeral to get out of a debate. He is clearly afraid to debate Greg Skordas and give Utahns a real perspective on who he is and what he stands for.”

“For an incumbent to show such cowardly behavior is shocking and adds to the long list of reasons why Utahns deserve better than Sean Reyes as Attorney General. The appropriate time to debate is when voters can use the discussion to inform their votes, but voting is already underway in Utah. Reyes isn’t new here; he knows that. He simply dodged a debate.”