Occupation: Lake County District Attorney
Occupational Background: Klamath County District Attorneys Office; Marion County District Attorneys Office.
Educational Background: Bachelor of Arts, University of Missouri-Columbia; Juris Doctorate, University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Law.
Prior Governmental Experience: Felony Deputy District Attorney, Klamath County; Special Prosecutor, Klamath County; Felony Deputy District Attorney, Marion County; and Special Deputy Sheriff.
PROGRESSIn the last four years there have been many positive changes to the district attorneys office. As promised, I have implemented a Youth Peer Court. We have already accepted volunteer students, conducted trainings, and have heard several cases. The future will see dramatic improvements in this program, as we were part of a grant written by our mental health office and will be receiving $10,000 to operate and expand.
In the area of victims assistance, we have vastly increased and improved the services and resources available to all victims. We have developed and implemented an anonymous survey that allows victims an opportunity to help us help them. In assisting victims of domestic violence, I work closely with crisis centers in both the north and south ends of our county.
The district attorneys office has achieved extremely close working relationships with law enforcement agencies and the other offices that assist in keeping our community safe. In addition, I am currently the chair of the local public safety coordinating council, as well as, the child and elder abuse multi-disciplinary teams.
DEDICATION TO THE COMMUNITYMy wife, our two sons, and I have been warmly welcomed and truly found a home in Lake County. It has been my pleasure to get involved in our community. I have been fortunate enough to coach a season of soccer, work with the local boy scouts, volunteer to help the booster club, and volunteer for our local Grad Nights. While my family and I have made many new friends here, we look forward to making many more in the years to come.
(This information furnished by David A. Schutt.)