SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah state attorney angry about being awakened from a nap has apologized for sending an expletive-laden email to an LGBT politician campaigning to be the first Asian American person elected to the Salt Lake City council.
Assistant Utah Attorney General Steven Wuthrich told Darin Mano he hated him and his family, then threatened to “do everything in my power to see you will never get elected to any office higher than (a) dog catcher.”
He sent the email after Mano knocked on his door Saturday looking for someone else living there who is a registered voter, either Wuthrich’s wife or roommate, Mano told the Salt Lake Tribune.
Mano was appointed to the City Council and is now campaigning to be the first Asian American officially elected. Mano is also a member of the LGBTQ+ community and a father of four. He told Fox13-KSTU he was shocked and disturbed by Wuthrich’s message.