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