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D. A. David Brower retiring

Posted: March 12, 2013 - 12:34pm  |  Updated: March 13, 2013 - 12:02am
District Attorney Brower said he will retire at the end of April.  Michael Penn / Juneau Empire
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire
District Attorney Brower said he will retire at the end of April.

District Attorney David Brower confirmed today that he is retiring.

He said in an email exchange that his last day on the job is April 30.

Brower was hired as the regional district attorney for Juneau in February 2011. He has worked for the state Department of Law since 1991.

Previously, he worked as an assistant district attorney in Nome and Juneau, a special prosecutor focused on traffic cases and in the civil division representing the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing.

His replacement will be named by Attorney General Michael Geraghty.

No one has been selected yet, and the law department is currently in the process of seeking qualified candidates, said Richard Svobodny, the deputy attorney general for the criminal division.

Ideally, someone will be selected by the end of April, Svobodny said.

“Mr. Brower’s leaving at the end of April — we would hopefully want somebody in place by that period of time,” he said. “Depending upon again who the person may be, that may or may not work.”

The Juneau district attorney oversees an office of three assistant district attorneys, one paralegal and three support staff, as well as supervises the Sitka office. In addition to handling Juneau cases, the office also handles cases out of Haines, Hoonah, Kake, Petersburg, Skagway and Yakutat.

Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

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