Mark Krueger, Carson City’s assistant district attorney, announced Saturday that he will run for the top spot.
He has been DA Neil Rombardo’s number two since 2012, heading a team of 22 professional and support staff. Rombardo has announced that he will not run for a third term in the office.
Krueger said he has prosecuted more than 35 criminal trials as well as handling civil litigation in his 15-year career and has argued cases before the Nevada Supreme Court as well as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
Krueger said he intends to grow services designed to protect victims of crime including developing a program to provide service dogs to victims to relieve the stress victims feel when faced with testifying in court.
“I have seen how critical victim services is to effective prosecution and to comfort victims of violent crimes and I support the district attorney’s Victim Witness Program,” he said.
Krueger helped develop the Business Protection Program to assist businesses in preventing embezzlement and theft. He said he will focus efforts on community awareness and education to prevent crimes.
He said his goal is to make the DA’s office a modern, efficient legal team that saves taxpayers money without jeopardizing public safety.
Krueger was previously an assistant district attorney in Lyon County and a senior deputy in the Nevada Attorney General’s office. He also served as a law clerk for former District Judges Mike Fondi and Bill Maddox as well as former Supreme Court Justice Bill Maupin.
In addition to Krueger, Carson lawyer Jason Woodbury has announced plans to run for DA.