Marble Falls resident Steven Todd has recently announced that he is entering the race to be the next District Attorney by seeking the Republican Party nomination for the 33rd/424th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Currently, the Republican primary is scheduled for May 29, 2012. Sam Oatman, the current District Attorney, is retiring after 28 years of service. Todd has prosecuted felony crimes as an Assistant District Attorney in all four counties, included in the 33rd/424th district (Blanco, Burnet, Llano and San Saba), working in Oatman’s office from 2000 to 2007. In March of 2007, Todd was hired to prosecute criminal cases state-wide by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office, joining the Criminal Prosecutions Division of the AG’s office.
“As a full-time, experienced and hard working prosecutor, I am best qualified to step into the vacancy to be created with Mr. Oatman’s retirement,” said Todd, “as I am the only candidate to have been a full-time prosecutor in the Hill Country where my wife Jennifer and I have been raising our four children in the Marble Falls area since 2000.”
While working in the four-county area that makes up the 33rd/424th district, Todd handled more felony prosecutions, grand jury presentations, jury trials, and overall criminal cases and responsibilities than any other single attorney.
“I love living here and thoroughly enjoyed serving the communities of the four-county district as an Assistant District Attorney and would be honored with the opportunity to seek justice for crime victims and the public as the next District Attorney,” explains Todd. “I have served both as an Assistant District Attorney locally and as Assistant Attorney General fulfilling the role of District Attorney pro tem in counties from East Texas to far West Texas to the Valley, the Border area and up to Texarkana for the Attorney General’s office.” Todd has prosecuted capital murder cases, sending a murderer to death row, and multiple “mini-cap” cases resulting in a maximum punishment of life without parole, both locally and in other Texas counties.
Todd encourages any and all questions about his candidacy, his qualifications, his background, prosecution and public service record–he will even trade chili recipes, as he won a second-place ribbon at the recent Burnet County Republican Candidate Chili Cook-off on February 17–by email at StevenToddforDA@gmail.com or on his cell phone at 830-385-4998. His campaign also has a Facebook page and website at www.Todd4da.com.