Doyle announces run for fourth term as DA |

Doyle announces run for fourth term as DA

Jeff Munson, Tribune News Service

Douglas County District Attorney Scott Doyle announced Tuesday he will run for a fourth four-year term.

“I believe the District Attorney’s Office has earned a solid reputation for professionalism while meeting the challenges of an increasing and complex workload,” Doyle said. “I would be honored if the people of Douglas County would allow me to continue those efforts on their behalf.”

Doyle, 52, is a Republican and former assistant attorney general for Nevada.

In 2001, the District Attorney’s Office, which has a staff of 24 people and an annual budget of $1.8 million, handled more than 4,000 criminal and juvenile cases.

“The District Attorney’s Office has worked effectively with law enforcement, victims and their families to achieve justice in these cases,” Doyle said in a press statement.

Doyle reports child support collections will total about $2.2 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, a slight increase over last year.

A state audit of child support enforcement programs recognized the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office for running one of the most efficient enforcement programs in Nevada.

Doyle vows to maintain the same kind of professional legal services in criminal, civil and child support for the next four years.

After successfully putting the county’s legal code in a CD-ROM format, the office will launch a Web site in the coming months that will contain the county code, Doyle said.

While the county code will remain unofficial because of constant changes, amendments, subtractions and deletions, having updated versions of it online should help residents track information at the county level.

“It would make it convenient for people to have that capacity and we’re working on that,” Doyle said.

Doyle renewed his promise not to allow politics to influence legal decisions.

“For the past 11 years, the District Attorney’s Office has practiced law, not politics, Doyle said. “The integrity of our government and the public’s trust in our legal system must not be compromised by political manipulation.”

Earlier this year, the county was challenged when Judy Sturgis, co-chair of the Sustainable Growth Initiative group, filed a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office that Douglas County had violated open meeting laws.

An assistant for the state’s attorney general threatened the county with fines but later retracted the threat when Doyle produced documentation that proved the county did not violate laws.

— Staff writer Jeff Munson can be reached at

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