Carson City District Attorney Jason Woodbury seeks re-election in 2018
Carson City District Attorney Jason Woodbury has announced that he will seek re-election in November 2018.
Woodbury, 45, said public safety is “Job One” and mentioned several successful prosecutions in support of his re-election bid, including last year’s conviction of six young adults for the murder of 18-year-old Grant Watkins.
Woodbury also noted the apprehension of John Aston, who stalked Judge John Tatro for years, as another highlight of his first term. Woodbury called the DNA warrant the “first of its kind for Nevada,” explaining that without it, Aston’s subsequent arrest for discharging a firearm into Tatro’s home would have been prohibited by the statute of limitations.
The District Attorney referenced historic lows in Carson City's crime rate as evidence of his office's effectiveness. Total reported crime in 2017 was down 5.5 percent from 2016 and 9.5 percent from 2015.
Talking about a potential second term, Woodbury wants to establish a Child Advocacy Center for abuse victims. “It’s a massive project. But with the partnerships we’ve built during my first term, we can get this done.”
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