Representative Justin Miller released the following statement Friday morning:
“I understand the charges against me, and I take full responsibility for the mistakes I have made. My failure to communicate in a timely and transparent manner led to the loss of trust with my friend and colleague, Mayor McAdams. While this mistake occurred prior to my legislative service, I believe elected officials should be held to a higher standard. It is that standard that has led me to choose this difficult, but necessary course. Today I resign my position as elected Representative of House District 40.
While there is no way to change my unfortunate choice, I am working to making it right. I am actively engaged with leaders at the legislature to ensure the positive changes I have helped to bring about for my Millcreek constituents will endure. I am continuing to cooperate with the ongoing federal investigation into Salt Lake County. Most of all I am taking this time away from public service to give my family back the balance and peace they deserve.
I am humbled by the compassion and outpouring of support from my Millcreek community in these last months of uncertainty. To them I say I am sorry and ask for their forgiveness. While I may no longer be in the legislature, I will continue to fight for our community and our state.
My family and I ask that our privacy be respected through this time. We thank all those who have and continue to support us.”