SALT LAKE CITY — (06-16-21) — Assistant Utah Attorney General Steven Wuthrich apologized for sending a harsh profanity laced email to an LGBT politician who is campaigning to be the first Asian American person elected to the Salt Lake City council.

Steven Wuthrich told Councilman Darin Mano he hated him and his family. Then he proceeded to threaten the councilman by saying “I will do everything in my power to see you will never get elected to any office higher than (a) dog catcher.”

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Wuthrich sent the email after Councilman Mano knocked on his door Saturday looking for someone else living there who is a registered voter.

Mano was appointed to the City Council and is now campaigning to be the first Asian American officially elected in the city. Mano is also a member of the LGBTQ+ community and a father of four. Mano told Fox13-KSTU he was shocked and disturbed by Wuthrich’s message.

“It was hard not to wonder why that email was so particularly aggressive,” said Mano.

Wuthrich apologized in a statement Tuesday, saying he regrets the “ferocity and language” of the email and does not wish any harm to Mano or his family.

“I am taking steps to examine my reaction and find ways to ensure nothing like this ever happens again,” said Assistant Utah Attorney General Steven Wuthrich.

The Utah attorney general’s office has said officials take the situation seriously and are determining next steps following this incident.

Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer

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