Libertarian Latham Could Be “Kingmaker” in Salt Lake District Attorney Race

Rob Latham, a former prosecutor in Big Water, UT, is running for the position of Salt Lake District Attorney against a Republican and a Democrat. After an impressive performance at a debate held at the University of Utah, a recent poll puts him at 4%, well more than the margin between his Republican (37%) and Democrat (38%) opponents.

As Latham puts it, “I’m realistic about my prospects in this race, but it appears as though I have a good chance to play the role of kingmaker.” This race is especially interesting, since the incumbent is not seeking reelection, though both of Latham’s challengers are members of the District Attorney’s office staff Sim Gill is a deputy prosecutor in the District Attorney’s office.

UPDATE: Apparently this news report was inaccurate in describing both of Latham’s opponents as working for the incumbent District Attorney.

posted by nsarwark
  • http://www.roblatham.org Rob Latham

    Thanks for noticing our efforts, Nick!

    One correction: my worthy competitors are not members of the District Attorney’s staff (although I’m aware of one news report which says that).

    Yours in liberty,

    Rob Latham

  • Derrick

    Rob, in the news story linked from this post, it quotes you as saying that drunk driving is a victimless crime. Is that indeed your position, or did the reporter misrepresent what you said, as so often happens?

  • Nicholas Sarwark

    Rob, thanks for the correction.

    Derrick, Rob has a blog post on the DUI issue here.

  • R. E. Lee

    So what prize is the “kingmaker” seeking? Bragging rights ain’t enough.

  • http://voteoverstreet.org/ Kris Overstreet

    There is no substitute for victory.

    The D’s and R’s only shift positions when third parties actually WIN elections. “Spoilers” have no effect… other than to encourage the D’s and R’s to increase restrictions on ballot access for the next contest.

  • http://www.liberatedspace.com Mrs. Brian Doherty, West Hollywood, CA

    Whatever, Mr. Overstreet, there is no substitute for good looks. The only thing Latham’s site is lacking is pics. Latham is hotter than a two dollar pistol.

    Miller and Gill may be “worthy” but Miller looks like someone’s mother in law and Gill…there ain’t enough coke in Bolivia to make that doable.