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Letter: Merrill Cook always a fair, diligent candidate, public servant
First Published Apr 05 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Apr 05 2014 01:01 am

Paul Rolly’s piece earlier this week about Merrill Cook taking care of his sweet wife, Camille, was right on ("Combative candidate Cook now a tender caregiver," Opinion, April 1).

Over the years we have found Merrill to be a genuinely caring and honest candidate and, when he won, a good public servant. One Saturday morning while working in the Salt Lake City mayor’s race for his opponent, we ran into him and Camille campaigning in Rose Park. The two of them could not have been more gracious or positive in the engagement. Our happy little visit lasted almost half an hour.

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During his campaign to remove the state sales tax on food Merrill (and often Camille) was relentless, and diligent in an uphill and quite thankless battle.

And, as a congressman from Utah, Merrill was always receptive and actively supportive of the low-income housing issues we brought to him and his staff. On housing he knew instinctively what we were talking about. In fact it might be fair to say he was more responsive to those issues than any Republican federal office holder before or since.

Sure he showed his spots now and again, but he was, and remains, a decent man doing the best he can.

Tim Funk

Salt Lake City




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