An anti-prostitution Utah lawmaker chose the Fairfield Inn Salt Lake City to meet a prostitute. And have the legislature pay for the room.
House chief of staff Greg Hartley told the Associated Press that the married Stanard — who resigned Tuesday night — was reimbursed for two hotel stays while he was attending legislative meetings at the state capital.
The 43 year old from St. George, Utah considers himself “a strong advocate for conservative family values.. as well as for traditional marriage.”
‘I told him I had Googled him and we talked about what he does. He said he comes up to Salt Lake a lot and he would like to see me again.
‘He said he never does this sort of stuff in St. George because it is really culturally strict down there.’
The escort of three years, who has appeared in porn films, says Stanard returned on a business trip that summer and they met at the same hotel on August 22.
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown, credit: Marriott
He had voted to increase the penalty for solicition to $2500. And he’s now resigned his office.