PDAA Re-Elects Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele as PDAA President

August 1, 2022

HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) today announced its elected officers for the 2022-23 business year. The election took place during the PDAA’s annual business meeting.

President: Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele

Vice President: Adams County District Attorney Brian Sinnett

Secretary/Treasurer: Clinton County District Attorney David Strouse

PDAA elected Chester County District Attorney Deborah Ryan to serve on the PDAA Executive Committee. The association also elected Indiana County District Attorney Robert Manzi and Cumberland County District Attorney Sean McCormack to the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute, the education and training affiliate of the association.

Steele was re-elected PDAA President this year after first taking the helm in August 2021 following the death of then-PDAA President and Washington County District Attorney Gene Vittone. A recognized leader nationally, Vittone also served on the Board of Directors of the National District Attorneys Association.

“I am honored to continue to represent my fellow district attorneys by serving with the PDAA,” said Steele. “Together, we strive to forge a path that seeks justice, protects victims and makes smart reforms to ensure fairness while safeguarding our communities.”

Steele was first elected District Attorney of Montgomery County in 2016. Since then, he has continued his nearly 30-year career as a prosecutor seeking justice for victims, defendants, and the community. Steele and his team of prosecutors, detectives and staff have worked proactively in Montgomery County focusing on illegal firearms, tackling the opioid-heroin-fentanyl crisis, and working to make a difference in domestic and relationship violence. Steele has also created innovative programs that provide a second chance for deserving offenders. Read more here.

Throughout its history, PDAA has been a leader in matters of public safety. PDAA recently helped enact a law to protect care-dependent people from sexual assault from their caregivers. For more information about PDAA click here.


Contact: Greg Rowe, PDAA Executive Director, growe@pdaa.org or (717) 238-5416.