Utah County commissioner accused of sexual harassment, intimidation, bullying

Fellow commissioner, mayor call for Greg Graves' resignation

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  • mal murray, UT
    Dec. 8, 2017 2:54 p.m.

    this smells of an orchestrated political smear campaign by utah county insiders. there is no allegation of illegal conduct, of stealing, or any of the stuff politicians normally do. he is accused of being mean. i think he probably had good reason. be a man greg. stand up to this mob that has set upon you. certainly they are cowards all.

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    Dec. 8, 2017 10:05 a.m.

    There is no excuse for bad behavior on the part of elected officials and public employees. they must conduct themselves in an explanatory manner, and even avoid the appearance of misconduct and immoral behavior. If they cannot, or do not live up to the highest moral and ethical standards for public office, then they should be removed and punished.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    Dec. 8, 2017 9:31 a.m.

    @ Imsmarterthanyou

    "I say let's put a stop to all the accusations."

    That seems to be the official Republican political mantra. Close your eyes and hope this all goes away. Put sexual assault accusers on trial. Drop the hammer on them. Bring in James O'Keefe and Project Veritas if all else fails. Let's do a number on these women because after all, they are only women!

  • Red Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 8, 2017 7:26 a.m.

    As much as I can't stand sexual perverts I think the political world of trying to wreck people is worse.

    Unless there is more going on....and that usually seems to be the case, than I think this story is lame and not worth resigning over.

    I say to stand your ground. For sure stop being a loser, but don't quit over this.

    Be better everyone!

  • Big J Bountiful, UT
    Dec. 7, 2017 1:12 p.m.

    @There You Go Again - St George, UT
    Dec. 7, 2017 11:14 a.m.
    There must be a spot somewhere in the Trump/Republican Cartel for an individual like the UTAH County Commissioner.

    "Sexual harassment, intimidation and bullying...for starters.

    He has all the makings of a great wannabe...following in the footsteps of Trump...

    The most morally, ethically, integrity challenged treasonous POTUS in History.

    Put that in your pipe and smoke it."

    Actually President Trump is right up there with former President Clinton.

    Add that to your pipe. The pot and the kettle are the same color.

  • There You Go Again St George, UT
    Dec. 7, 2017 11:14 a.m.

    There must be a spot somewhere in the Trump/Republican Cartel for an individual like the UTAH County Commissioner.

    Sexual harassment, intimidation and bullying...for starters.

    He has all the makings of a great wannabe...following in the footsteps of Trump...

    The most morally, ethically, integrity challenged treasonous POTUS in History.

    Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

  • KJR Sequim, WA
    Dec. 7, 2017 11:13 a.m.

    The accused reputedly said that women were attracted to him because of the power he wields as a Utah County Comissioner. Wow! A major player on the world stage. Is he serious? And for the person that commented that Republicans will elect these kinds of people as president . . . is he saying that Bill Clinton was a Republican?

  • ConradGurch Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dec. 7, 2017 8:28 a.m.

    dski - HERRIMAN, UT

    How old were the kids at Duke? How old is Greg Graves? You are comparing a lacrosse team to someone who holds public office? Not exactly sure you are comparing apples to apples.

    In any case Sexual Harassment & Bullying are never okay!

  • Editorial Notes At Home In, UT
    Dec. 7, 2017 7:43 a.m.

    Google this guy.
    Controversy abounds...starting with his 2014 convention win over another disgraced power hound. Expunged misdemeanor, bankruptcy, divorce, playing games with his voter affiliation, admitted Ashley Madison use...

    There is a ton of power in the Utah County Commissioners seats.
    Kind of a springboard to other jobs...like a governorship.

    Hope Mr. Graves hits his rock bottom soon and gets some help.
    Hope UTGOP gets their act together soon.
    Wonder what the chances are of either?

  • dski HERRIMAN, UT
    Dec. 7, 2017 7:25 a.m.

    When is an allegation a qualifying or disqualifying factor for public office? The allegations against the Duke University’s lacrosse team came to mind. Allegations destroys reputations, careers, families and myriads of things in a person’s life. As problematic our justice system maybe, we must allow it to work it’s course. It seems during emotional situations, we are collectively chipping away at our liberties to satisfy the moment. Whatever happens to innocence until proven guilty? When the investigation is determined inconclusive or does not meet our expectations, do we continue to pursue until our desired outcome is accomplished? This kind of alleged behavior by the commissioner is not acceptable. However, if we dismiss every single person based on allegations, who is left behind to do anything? He who has no sin should throw the first stone. Meanwhile, the victims should know they have the Justice Courts, not the Courts of Public Opinions, to seek recourse.

  • Habisha South Jordan, UT
    Dec. 7, 2017 12:13 a.m.

    Voted for President Trump and thankful I did. Regardless of his flaws, D.C. has been exposed for what it is. Spineless republicans that have been brow beat by dems for so long that they cower at the sight of one. And I can’t believe the shrinking of so many Utah Republican when the battle gets a little uncomfortable. Pathetic!

  • amigo sandy, UT
    Dec. 6, 2017 11:34 p.m.

    Looked in the dictionary and under the definition of jealousy: Commission Ivie!

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 6, 2017 10:29 p.m.

    What is wrong with all these men and some women across the country? Have some boundaries, keep your hands to yourself, keep your language in check, and be professional. How hard can that be?

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Dec. 6, 2017 2:31 p.m.

    @David;
    "Your comment seems to mock the voters of Utah who voted for Trump, but you conveniently fail to mention that Trump received the least amount of support among Republicans in Utah compared to any other state in the country."

    Fair point, but that's only because LDS Evan McMullen was on the ballot. That gave Utah Republicans a way to ease their conscience.
    "I must confess that I did NOT vote for Trump, though I am a conservative. I am embarrassed that the Republican Party is being led by Trump and influenced by the likes of Bannon."

    Good for you. I thinks most Americans are embarrassed by Trump. But, unlike you, many GOP voters wouldn't admit it. We need more options.

  • NoNamesAccepted St. George, UT
    Dec. 6, 2017 1:05 p.m.

    Would it be too much to ask for the allegations and the finding of the investigators to be released to the public before political opponents demand resignations?

    Right now we have competing and contradictory claims about what the investigators found. No sensible, thoughtful person, lacking personal knowledge of the situation, can come to any informed decision.

    Those who quick to jump to conclusions based on their own biases and bigotries won't be slowed down in the least. But sensible people ought to avoid jumping to conclusions. Waiting a few hours for reports to be released before jumping to conclusions won't make a bit of difference in what eventually happens. But whether someone is mature and thoughtful enough to so wait, reveals a lot about that person.

    If the evidence and investigation findings support the allegations, the guy should be out of office. If they don't, he ought not be tarnished with false or exagerrated claims.

  • imsmarterthanyou Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 6, 2017 1:00 p.m.

    I say let's put a stop to all the accusations. Let's push for it to be a serious felony for falsely accusing anyone of sexual assault. Also, let's stop calling people guilty until AFTER they have had a trial by a jury.
    I don't know much about this guy but I support him. At least in this. I also support President Trump! Best president we've had in decades! Put that in your pipe & smoke it!

  • David Centerville, UT
    Dec. 6, 2017 12:54 p.m.

    Impartial--

    Your comment seems to mock the voters of Utah who voted for Trump, but you conveniently fail to mention that Trump received the least amount of support among Republicans in Utah compared to any other state in the country. Most Utah Republicans were tortured with their vote--feeling that Hillary was corrupt and represented a platform that was so contrary to Utah values, but that Trump was morally bankrupt and did not represent their political values either.

    In the end, too many Republicans opted to support Trump hoping he would rebalance the Supreme Court with a conservative justice (done), reform health care, reform immigration, reform taxes, etc.

    I must confess that I did NOT vote for Trump, though I am a conservative. I am embarrassed that the Republican Party is being led by Trump and influenced by the likes of Bannon.

  • a_voice_of_reason Woods Cross, UT
    Dec. 6, 2017 11:54 a.m.

    "Impartial7 - DRAPER, UT
    Dec. 6, 2017 10:59 a.m.
    "He abuses his power, intimidates employees and is vindictive to those who disagree with him. This type of abuse of power cannot be allowed."

    Not in Utah. Republicans will vote you in for President with that kind of track record."

    No kidding. Trump and Clinton finished first and second. Makes you wonder what it would be like to have a candidate with integrity that actually had a chance to win...maybe someday...

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Dec. 6, 2017 10:59 a.m.

    ""He abuses his power, intimidates employees and is vindictive to those who disagree with him. This type of abuse of power cannot be allowed."

    Not in Utah. Republicans will vote you in for President with that kind of track record.