Attorney General Sean Reyes sworn in

Posted at 6:00 AM, Dec 30, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes was sworn in Monday afternoon.

Reyes took the oath of office shortly before 3 p.m.

The ceremony was preceded by speeches from Governor Gary Herbert and Reyes. Herbert said Reyes will open a new chapter that will restore public trust and confidence in the Attorney General's Office.

"I respect tremendously what this office stands for and what it has stood for in the past," Reyes said during his speech.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced Sean Reyes would be the attorney general on Dec. 23 after considering the names of the three people nominated by the Utah Republican Party.

Reyes takes office in the aftermath of a scandal. His predecessor, John Swallow, resigned amid criminal and legislative investigations.

The new Attoreny General said he will first work on reorganizing the office and he plans to fight the Amendment 3 ruling.