Washington County Attorney Pete Orput and Anoka County Attorney Tony Palumbo jointly announced bids for re-election last week. Each seeks a second term.
“I am extremely proud of the programs we have successfully undertaken since taking office in 2011,” Orput said. “We have established an aggressive program fighting truancy in an effort to keep our kids in schools so they don’t end up in our criminal justice system. We have streamlined and revamped the manner in which we handle our criminal cases so that the victims of crime receive their justice in a more timely manner. We have prioritized violent and career offenders, complex crimes and human trafficking for particularly aggressive prosecution attention and we have created a cooperative interagency unit that focuses on elder abuse and vulnerable adult protection.”