SAN RAMON – Thursday, Patrick Vanier, Supervising Deputy District Attorney for the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office Narcotics Prosecution Team, will be kicking off his campaign for Contra Costa County District Attorney.
Vanier, who is from San Ramon, will run against Contra Costa District Attorney Mark Peterson who has held the seat since 2010.
Vanier has been a prosecutor for almost 20 years and has prosecuted hundreds of criminals; both in the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office and now in the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.
“Today, prosecutors are not just trial attorneys,” said Vanier. “They are investigators, problem solvers, innovators, and community partners in combating crime. I have proven to be a prosecutor with fresh ideas and a willingness to institute best practices to bring the criminal justice system into the 21st Century.”
Earlier this year, Vanier was awarded the 2017 San Jose Police Department’s Excellence in Prosecution Award and in 2015 he was named California Narcotics Officers’ Association State Prosecutor of the Year. Vanier is an experienced prosecutor whose area of expertise is wiretap investigations, especially in major narcotic and gang crime investigations.
“I am running for District Attorney because I believe we should expect more and deserve better from our elected District Attorney,” said Vanier. “My priorities are to enforce and prosecute laws fairly to ensure offenders who threaten public safety are locked up, utilize the latest technologies, data analytics, and community prosecution models to address rising crime rates through crime prevention and enforcement, and hold myself and the attorney’s in the office to the highest ethical standards.”
Vanier will be launching his campaign website later this week.
If you go to the kickoff:
WHO: Patrick Vanier, candidate for Contra Costa County District Attorney
WHAT: Campaign Announcement with more than 100 supporters
WHEN: Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:30 – 8:30 PM
WHERE: Amador Rancho Community Center
1998 Rancho Park Loop Road
San Ramon, CA