The following is a statement from the Senate Democratic Leadership on today’s news that Representative Craig Frank was removed from office after discovering he did not live within the boundaries of District 57.
“In light of today’s events, it is unfortunate that Representative Frank had to be removed from office. We recognize his many years of service and appreciate his honesty in bringing this issue forward.
The Utah Constitution provides the requirements to run for office and, clearly, Representative Frank was ineligible to hold the seat in House District 57.
We believe it would not be good public policy for the Governor to call a special legislative session to redraw boundary lines for any one particular member of the body.
We are certain there are many other qualified candidates who live within the boundaries of District 57 who could ably serve those citizens.
We understand there is a process for the delegates in District 57 to select a replacement, and we expect that process to move forward.”