“It’s a little frustrating from our perspective to have people saying ‘well is he going to follow some kind of a policy line that the Church has?’ We have a long record in the Church of not interfering with public officials, some of whom are on all sides of almost all public opinions. There’s been no evidence of any effort to influence that in any way. The members understand that, political candidates understand that. They don’t ever come to the Church and say ‘what should I do?’ We’ve got a long track record of the people who run for office who are members of this Church representing their constituencies, representing the people, and doing the very best that they can for all of the people.”
Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explains that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day has a long record of not interfering with public officials. Published Dec 2007.