Mark McCann

Current Prosecuting Attorney, Mark A. McCann, announced his candidacy for re-election as Prosecuting Attorney for Howard County, Indiana.

McCann, 53, is a Republican seeking to be re-elected as the Prosecuting Attorney in 2018. The primary election is scheduled for May 8, 2018. McCann served as the Chief Deputy Prosecutor for 16 years. McCann was elected as Prosecutor in 2010 and is seeking his third term as Prosecutor.

Mccann stated in his announcement that he will carry on the tradition of fairness and integrity he has displayed during his service with the Prosecutor's Office. Mccann will continue to prosecute the most serious street crimes and conduct complex white-collar investigations in the County. McCann stated that, if re-elected as Prosecutor, he will remain to be fair, but firm. He added that he will continue to work with, and listen to, victims of crimes, citizens, and members of law enforcement in order to give the Prosecutor's Office a full understanding and assist in decision making.

Mccann further stated that it is important for prosecutors to act as partners with law enforcement and the community to help prevent crime and develop innovative and practical solutions to attack crime in its early stages in a proactive manner versus reactive manner to ensure that Howard County remains safe.

Finally, McCann stated that, as Prosecutor, his focus will remain not only on crimes against persons, but on ensuring the safety of our children from being abused or becoming the targets of sexual predators. He added that we should never lose sight of our duty to protect the most vulnerable people in our County, including the elderly, youth, and targets of bias, bullying or domestic violence.

McCann is a 1982 graduate of Haworth High School and he earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Indiana University in 1986. McCann earned his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1990.

McCann is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, Howard County Bar Association, and the National District Attorneys Association. He is admitted to practice in Indiana, before the Northern and Southern Federal District Courts of Indiana, and before the United States Supreme Court.

Mccann has been married to his wife, Julia, for 27 years and they have one daughter.

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