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Pirtle announces candidacy for DA
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Tim Pirtle is announcing his candidacy as an independent for the office of District Attorney General. 
Pirtle said, “I am running as an independent because partisan politics should not play a part in selecting the highest law enforcement officer in this judicial district. I promise fairness to everyone without regard to politics, social standing or financial status.”
Pirtle is the son of Joyce Pirtle and the late Jack Pirtle. He is brother to Mike, Mark, Jack and Joy. He is married to Mary Little. They have two sons.
“People around town might think of me as a ‘suit’ since it is the uniform of a trial lawyer, but I haven’t always worn a tie,” said Pirtle. “Growing up, mother worked at the Genesco shoe factory and my dad worked at Westwood service station. Our birthright was a work ethic. I worked my way through college and law school.”
“For the last 35 years, I have fought for my clients in court. Now, it is time to give back to my community. I am tired of my beautiful hometown being referred to as MethMinnville.  I will extend the hand of assistance to addicts but the fist of enforcement to people who won’t be helped. I promise to support law enforcement in bringing their cases to the court of justice.”
Pirtle said he promises to take a hard stance on crime.
“Nearly one-half of the criminal charges brought between 2012-2013 were dismissed, or the DA elected not to prosecute,” said Pirtle. “If someone has been victimized and a law enforcement officer has investigated and brought charges, the case should be prosecuted.”
Pirtle has 35 years of experience as a trial lawyer, including criminal trials involving murder, rape and bank robbery.
“As your District Attorney, one of my first acts in Warren County will be expanding the office hours which are currently 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed for lunch. My first act in Van Buren County will be opening a full-time office in Spencer. People deserve access to their District Attorney.”