In a few weeks, voters will face a number of important choices.
Among those will be to choose their solicitor.
While they have two candidates, David Stumbo is the best-qualified for the job.
I have come to respect Stumbo for his experience and his commitment to his profession. He has spent most of his legal career working in a solicitor’s office and in the Attorney General’s Office.
While he could have chosen a more profitable career in private practice, he made a career commitment to work in prosecution because it’s what he believes in.
When working in the neighboring 11th Circuit, he had a 90 percent conviction rate – that’s the kind of record that sends a clear message to criminals.
The solicitor’s office has come under criticism for its handling of cases.
It is vital that victims, law enforcement and criminals need to have a clear understanding that the Solicitor’s office means business and will handle cases efficiently and seek justice.
While some have criticized Stumbo for being a “yes” man for law enforcement, it’s these relationships which will help restore the credibility of the solicitor’s office.
David Stumbo is a qualified prosecutor and a passionate seeker of justice.
These are the kinds of qualities that make him the best choice to be the next solicitor for the counties of the Eighth Circuit.