SALT LAKE CITY — Utah attorney Greg Skordas announced Tuesday that he will be running for Utah State Attorney General. He will be running as a Democrat and his candidacy will focus on advocating for “health care, clean air and individual rights.”
“When Washington politicians file lawsuits and take actions that will take away our health care, and endanger our environment, as Utah’s Attorney General, I will not fall in line and join in,” Skordas said in a statement. “I will fight back for Utah families and communities. I am running to be the attorney for the people of Utah. I am running to defend our rights and support our values.“
Skordas is a former First Assistant Salt Lake County Attorney and is currently a defense lawyer. He is known for defending high-profile clients, such as a cop who arrested a nurse in an emergency room and a Cache County doctor found guilty of sexually abusing a child. He has also appeared on local television as a law consultant.
Skordas will be running against Republican candidate and incumbent Sean Reyes, who has been in office since Dec. 30th, 2013, as well as Republican Utah County Attorney David Leavitt and Democrat Attorney Kevin Probasco.
Skordas also ran for attorney general in 2004 but lost to incumbent Mark Shurtleff.