Swallow kicked off his campaign by stating, “My goal is to protect Utah’s families, lands and freedoms. As Attorney General, whenever Washington D.C. attempts to hamper our rights to life, liberty, or our property, I will fight against it. I have seen the federal government's intrusion into our lives at almost every level and am committed to putting an end to it. From seizure of our lands and resources, to unconstitutional mandates, I want to fight for Utahn's freedoms. I pledge to use the resources and tools available to the office to push back against this violation of freedom at every turn.”
Senator Lee stated, “I know and trust John as a conservative leader who will fight for a constitutionally limited government at every level. He has already been working to see Obamacare struck down in the Supreme Court and is a defender of our freedoms. Utahns who want our land and resources unlocked from an over-reaching federal government have no better friend than John Swallow.”
Mark Shurtleff also commented, “John has been a true asset to this office. I know that he will fight to keep our children safe from Internet predators. He will stand up against federal intrusion into our lives, and I know that he will lead the A.G.’s office with integrity. Utahn’s are lucky to have John Swallow defending our freedoms. John has real experience on these issues and has proven to be a real conservative.”
John Swallow is currently Utah’s Chief Deputy Attorney General of the Civil Division and is overseeing Utah’s effort to strike down the controversial health care bill requiring citizens to buy health insurance. Swallow is also spearheading Utah’s legal land battles against the federal government’s land-grab of our state’s resources. He was appointed by Mark Shurtleff in 2009. Swallow also served in the state legislature from 1997- 2002, where he sponsored and passed legislation to lower taxes, help communities reduce crime, and defend Second Amendment rights.