Orput: Increased prosecution is a focus
Pete Orput said he wants to lead the Washington County Attorney's Office, and that will mean prosecuting cases himself.
There is a need to prosecute more crimes, Orput said, but there is no funding to add more assistant attorneys. As county attorney, Orput said he would take a caseload and would expect supervising attorneys in the office to do the same.
He said it is important to provide leadership, not to make the county attorney strictly a managerial job.