Janesville39.4°

O’Leary to seek re-election

Print Print
Catherine W. Idzerda
May 16, 2008
— Rock County District Attorney David O’Leary will seek a seventh term in this November’s election.

O’Leary, 2930 Yale Drive, Janesville, made the announcement in a Thursday news release. He has not faced an opponent for the office since he beat one-term incumbent Republican Scott McCarthy by 10 percent in 1996.


O’Leary highlighted his efforts with Rock County’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Counsel. The counsel has addressed issues such as overcrowding at the Rock County Jail, drug addiction and criminal activity, and the possibility of creating a “mental health court.”


O’Leary also mentioned his involvement in Project Safe Schools, a program designed to coordinate information between school districts and law enforcement agencies.


The 2004-06 district attorney’s workload analysis, which was released this week by the Wisconsin Department of Administration, shows that Rock County could use an additional 6.65 assistant district attorney positions to handle cases.


“O’Leary’s goal remains to continue the efforts of the DA’s office in keeping Rock County a safe community for ourselves and our children by focusing our limited resources on the most serious cases …” the news release said.



Print Print