What does the District Attorney’s Office do? Why should I care who is elected?

The District Attorney alone decides what cases will be handled in our state criminal courts. The District Attorney has sole discretion as to who is charged and with what criminal offenses. The District Attorney also decides whether plea bargains will be offered in any case. This broad decision making power touches the lives of every single person in the county. We need a District Attorney who will exercise that broad authority with compassion, common sense, and courage