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Current prosecutor files to run again

Thursday, March 18, 2010

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Lee Reberger
On Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, Clay County Prosecutor B. Lee Reberger traveled to the Secretary of State's office in Indianapolis to officially declare his candidacy for the office of Prosecutor.

Reberger assumed the office of Prosecutor by vote of the Republican caucus Jan. 18, 2005, when David Thomas resigned to accept the position of Inspector General of the State of Indiana.

Reberger was then elected to the post in November 2006. His current term expires Dec. 31, 2010.

He filed to formalize his candidacy so that the public would know his intention to continue his fight to clean up the drug epidemic, collect support for children and protect the victims of crimes in Clay County.

"My work as the Prosecutor has been the most satisfying of my legal career," Reberger said, "but my job here is not complete. The drug epidemic continues to affect our community. I feel that my years of service to this community and to this state affirm my commitment and dedication to continue the fight to make our community safer.

"The law enforcement community and I have partnered in this fight and will continue to do so. Further, my office continues to address the problem of child support payments and arrearages in our county. I have made the child support division a priority during my administration and their positive numbers reflect this effort.

"For the last several years, collections of child support and arrearages by the child support division have increased bringing much needed funds to the custodial parents in our county."

During Reberger's tenure in office, collection of child support payments have steadily increased and the Clay County Child Support Division was rated sixth in the state for collections during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

"I believe we have made great strides during my administration, but there is plenty left to do," he said. "I am asking the community to give me the opportunity to continue my efforts to work diligently and ethically on its behalf."