Skeletons in the Closet: failing to vet candidates

Lately, Utah has seen a rash of candidates win public office while concealing a trouble past. First, John Swallow led the Utah Legislature on the most expensive legislative investigation in Utah history, bringing down both his and Mark Shurtleff’s political career before it was over. The criminal trial is ongoing. In Utah County, Greg Graves earned the Republican nomination before he was discovered to have filed multiple bankruptcies (and much later was implicated in the Ashley Madison scandal). Utah County is still reeling. Then, Utah Democrats watched in horror as Justin Miller, a…