Washington County Attorney Pete Orput announces re-election bid
Washington County Attorney Pete Orput joined with three of his metro area colleagues to announce his bid for reelection.
All four took oﬃce in 2011 and have forged partnerships and coalitions to address public safety and criminal justice issues.
Orput, Anoka County Attorney Tony Palumbo, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi and Carver County Attorney Mark Metz collaborate regularly on numerous public safety iniatives.
Each has established a veteran's court, taken steps to combat the sex traﬃcking of children and taken a stand against elder abuse. With the announcement made Sunday, each will be seeking a second term in oﬃce.
“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."
Orput added that his agency along with the other metro counties have cooperated on complex crimes and human trafficking in addition to creating a cooperative interagency unit that focuses on elder abuse.
“In all, I look forward to building on these initatives and more as I continue to dedicate my prosecution career to the citicens of Washington County.”