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Lincoln County District Attorney Rob Bovett has announced that he will seek reelection in 2012.
Bovett served sixteen years as Assistant County Counsel prior to taking office as District Attorney in 2009. During his 2008 campaign, Bovett promised to restore and enhance teamwork, leadership, and collaboration to our public safety system.
“I think we’ve accomplished that, and a whole lot more,” Bovett said. “While police and prosecutors don’t always agree, we have an effective working relationship.” Bovett cited monthly meetings with judges and law enforcement administrators as one key way that our public safety professionals are working together to enhance and improve services.
During the past three years, the District Attorney’s Office has accomplished two major reorganizations to improve systems and deliver better quality prosecution services. Bovett credits the entire team at the District Attorney’s Office for designing and implementing that highly successful major overhaul.
Bovett has been a primary proponent of specialty court systems to intervene and prevent repeating cycles of crime driven by mental illness, substance abuse, or domestic violence. “Specialty courts save lives and families, reduce crime, and save taxpayer money,” Bovett explained. “That’s a triple win.” Three new specialty court programs were established during Bovett’s first three years in office.
Bovett continues to lead legislative improvements to Oregon law, especially in the areas of crime and drug policy. In that capacity, Bovett has received national recognition, particularly in regards to advancing effective solutions to address the methamphetamine epidemic. Bovett has continued his service in the area of policy and legislation, and now serves as co-chair of the Legislative Committee of the Oregon District Attorneys Association.
“I thank the voters of Lincoln County for choosing me to help move our justice system into the 21st Century,” said Bovett. “We’ve made many improvements to better serve the community and victims of crime. I would very much like to continue that progress.”