Laramie County District Attorney Seeks Third Term [VIDEO]
Laramie County District Attorney Scott Homar says he will seek a third term. During his official announcement Tuesday, Homar said he was proud of what his office has accomplished over the last 7 years and looks forward to continuing the good work.
Homar, who was first elected in 2006, said the accomplishments of the office include making "great strides" in dealing with juvenile issues, such as delinquency, juvenile crime rates and truancy.
Homar said his office instituted a procedure so that victims of crime can give the District Attorney's office feedback about how they have been treated by the criminal justice system. Homar said they use the feedback to make improvements to victim services.
Homar said his office also instituted a veteran's court, to deal with veteran's who commit crimes. The court is in conjunction with the Veteran's Administration and the military.
Homar said his office has asked for high sentences for sex offenders and mandatory jail time for people convicted of selling or distributing methemphetamine.
He said the office has received a grant to hire a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) attorney who can prosecute drug crimes in both state and federal court.
Homar will face a challenge in the Republican Primary from Former Goshen County prosecutor, Jeremiah Sandburg who announced he was going to run as well.