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NORTH OGDEN — Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott says he doesn’t drive anymore. He worries he might hurt someone.
He says he doesn’t talk to his chief deputy — doesn’t know her that well, anyway.
He says he doesn’t “really” live in Salt Lake City. Or he does. Or doesn’t. Or does. His house is there, but he says he spends most of his time in North Ogden.
That’s because Karmen Sanone, one of his office aides — lives here. He says they’re “pretty much” married.
“Hell no,” he doesn’t want to resign from his elected office. He loves it.
How often is he at work in Salt Lake County? “Very little,” he says.
These are all roughly drawn conclusions from a recent 45-minute conversation with Ott — a difficult-to-interpret and at times bizarre conversation that occurred after a Deseret News reporter happened to find Ott standing practically on the side of the road in North Ogden in the middle of the afternoon on a recent Tuesday.