SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) Outgoing Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott’s Chief Deputy is now under investigation.
The Salt Lake County GOP says it made the decision to investigate Julie Dole Thursday after an agreement was reached between the county and Ott’s guardians for his resignation.
Statement from Salt Lake County Republican Party released Friday night:
The Salt Lake County Republican Party thanks Gary Ott for his service as county recorder. The circumstances surrounding Mr. Ott’s retirement give the party cause for great concern, including the allegations directed as his Chief Deputy Julie Dole.
Although, under Utah Law, political parties have little influence or recourse upon appointed officials, the Executive Committee of the Salt Lake County Republican Party has decided to investigate Ms. Dole, who is a current member of said committee.
The decision to investigate Ms. Dole was made Thursday, July 20, by the Executive Committee and the investigation will commence immediately. Based on the investigation’s findings, a determination will be made as to whether the party should take further disciplinary action, beyond its censure of Ms. Dole in October of last year.