Written by: Kristine Pratt
The new Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill says he has many people to thank for getting him to his current position, but has a few highlights. He goes On the Record to talk about those people.
In Gill's speech after he was sworn in as District attorney, he thanked both his father and father-in-law.
"It was a very special moment for me, and I talked about the two men that have really had an impact on me."
Gill's father came to the United States as an immigrant when he was 40-years-old with his family. He says his father came to better lives, and had the same dreams and aspirations as many who come here.
"He taught me that I can dream anything I want. The opportunity that he provided meant a lot to me."
Gill also speaks of his father-in-law, and his work ethic.
"You go back to those things that stay with you and resonate with you, and tend to think on them," says Gill.
He says that his father taught him that he can accomplish his dreams, especially here in America.
"If you really want to know sometimes, what the real ideals are for Americans, talk to a newly arrived immigrant about truly what freedom means to them."
Gill says that he's living proof that shows that it's achievable for anyone. "I honestly believe that hard work and perseverance equate success."