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Mark Shurtleff's tenure marked by personal and professional challenges

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  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Dec. 25, 2012 6:39 p.m.

    One politician I truly admire. We need more like him. He had the courage to stand up to the far right on immigration. I wish more politicians had the courage of their convictions and more of a sense of humanity for others.

  • RRB SLC, UT
    Dec. 26, 2012 4:38 a.m.

    I am sure that those who promote illegal immigration and ID theft of citizens will miss him. But I see his allegiance to the Salt Lake chamber, and their surplus illegal labor policies, and I won't miss him at all.

    Any law enforcement officer that refuses to obey the laws in this country need to be removed. Perhaps that is a small part of this countries problem. If you can't trust enforcement agencies, and you see them not following the laws, does it make you feel less safe?

  • happymomto9 Saratoga Springs, UT
    Dec. 26, 2012 7:10 a.m.

    i disagree.
    he failed to stand against the liberal left and support families. he was a puppet to the DCFS
    i say "good riddance!"

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Dec. 26, 2012 12:21 p.m.

    Shurtleff IS a grandstander. Taking credit for Warren Jeffs? Are you serious? Jeff's & his ilk flourished in Utah under Shurtleff. Only took Texas a few years to do what Shurtleff couldn't do in 12 years.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    Dec. 27, 2012 8:45 a.m.

    A good man who never allowed himself to be intimidated by extremists of any ilk. If you knew his father and how fair he was as a school administrator--and the kindness he showed to ALL Brighton High students, it doesn't surprise you to see that the apple didn't fall far from the tree.

  • anti-liar Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 27, 2012 11:11 p.m.

    Standing up for protecting children's ID's and indeed their birthrights from theft by illegal aliens -- by obeying, honoring and sustaining the law of the land -- is NOT an "extremist" position. In fact, it is dead center -- exactly where it is supposed to be. To imply that such is an "extremist" position is a lie.