Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill has challenger running for his job from his own office

A file photo of Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill.

SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill will have a challenger in his re-election, coming from his own office.

Nathan Evershed formally announced Tuesday that he will run for the republican nomination for District Attorney.

Evershed is currently a homicide prosecutor. In a statement, Evershed touted his experience in court, and the experience he gained working in the DA’s office.

“For the past ten years it has been my privilege to be a prosecuting attorney inside the District Attorney’s Office, where i prosecuted everything from traffic tickets to homicide, gang cases to special victim cases,”  Evershed said in a campaign video posted on Youtube. “I have spent my career working hard to earn the trust of my partners inside the criminal justice system, and I will work just as hard to earn your trust, should you elect me as district attorney.”

“Our focus continues to be on keeping our community safe and serving our citizens,” Sim Gill said, when asked about Evershed’s run.  “I am a huge fan of participatory democracy… The more the merrier.”

Gill has not yet announced whether or not he will run against Evershed. Still, there seem to be no hard feelings between the two.

“I am an immigrant son… We’re living the American dream, and part of that is participatory democracy.”

Watch Evershed’s Youtube video below: