More than 17 years ago I was sworn in as an assistant district attorney. That oath that I pledged myself to obligated me to discharge my duties as a prosecutor “faithfully and impartially and without fear, favor, or affection.” I have worked every day of my career to live up to that promise.
I believe a prosecutor should always represent the best interest of the community; not only prosecuting crimes, but also honoring the rights of the accused. I understand and deeply appreciate that every decision I make has real life consequences for real people. My job can be summed up in one simple phrase: Always do the right thing.
As a career public servant, I believe the courtroom belongs to the people. Each person who appears in court is entitled to fairness and impartiality. You may not always agree with my decisions, but I do promise you that I will listen to you and that I will treat you with dignity and respect.