Letter: District attorneys can’t always be warm and fuzzyThe people of Pierce County have a choice to make Aug. 14 — a choice between a prosecutor with over 20 years of experience who is a dedicated public servant, and an unknown.
By: Kevin H. Gehler, River Falls, assistant district attorney, St. Croix County, River Falls Journal
The people of Pierce County have a choice to make Aug. 14 — a choice between a prosecutor with over 20 years of experience who is a dedicated public servant, and an unknown.
I’ve worked with and for John O’Boyle in the private and public sectors. He is a highly-skilled and hard-working attorney who has dedicated over 20 years of his life to the people of Pierce County.
If you talk to his critics, they do not criticize his work or his abilities, but instead feel at times he has not been as “warm and fuzzy” as they feel he should have been.
Having been a prosecutor myself for the last 25 years, and an attorney for 27, the job doesn’t always allow you to be “warm and fuzzy.”
Sometimes it requires you to make decisions that are upsetting to people. The job also requires you to place heavy demands on the people that you work with.
John O’Boyle has high expectations of the people he works with, but places the highest expectations on himself.
John O’Boyle is one of the hardest-working prosecutors in this state. He is dedicated to ensuring justice for the people of Pierce County.
I urge you to support Mr. O’Boyle Aug. 14.