Snyder County District Attorney Michael Piecuch Elected PDAA President
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) today announced its newly elected officers for the 2020–2021 business year. The election took place during the Association’s annual business meeting. The new officers are:
President: Hon. Michael Piecuch, Snyder County District Attorney
Vice President: Hon. Eugene Vittone, Washington County District Attorney
Secretary/Treasurer: Hon. Kevin R. Steele, Montgomery County District Attorney
“I am humbled to be elected to lead the PDAA in our collective pursuit of justice,” said Piecuch. “For over 100 years the PDAA has been a positive force promoting a culture of integrity and accountability in the criminal justice system. That mission is more important than ever before during these difficult times.”
District Attorney Piecuch currently serves as the District Attorney of Snyder County, a position in which he was appointed in February 2010. Since then he has won election three times. Mr. Piecuch’s prosecutorial experience includes positions as Deputy Attorney General at the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General and as Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia. Mr. Piecuch previously served as the Executive Director of the PA District Attorneys Association (PDAA) and as the Director of the PA District Attorneys Institute (PDAI). He also served as PDAI’s Legal Resource Prosecutor and as PDAI’s Education and Training Chair. Mr. Piecuch also served as Chief of Staff for the Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Dennis O’Brien, and as Majority Chief Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee.
Throughout its history, PDAA has been a leader in matters of public safety. Most recently, the Association supported legislation signed into law to require more extensive background checks before police are hired and improve police training. PDAA has helped to enact laws to better enable vulnerable victims to testify against their abusers, to hold domestic abusers accountable by making strangulation a stand-alone crime, to protect against online exploitation by creating the crime of sexual extortion, and to help those with criminal records to be more likely to get jobs by sealing records by enacting the clean slate law. For more information about PDAA click here.
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July 15, 2020
Contact: Lindsay Vaughan, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 238-5416.