Promoting county interests, advocating good public policy
and providing education to Idaho's county officials

Idaho Prosecuting Attorneys Association

2016 Officers

  • President

    Barry McHugh
    (Kootenai County)

  • Vice President

    Grant Loebs
    (Twin Falls County)

  • Treasurer

    Zach Pall
    (Lewis County)

  • Secretary

    Jan Bennetts
    (Ada County)

The Role of the County Prosecuting Attorney

The county prosecuting attorney, along with the county sheriff, is the chief law enforcement officer in the county (31-2227). The prosecutor is ultimately responsible for all felony cases within a county. In addition, the prosecuting attorney is the chief legal advisor to the county (31-2604 and 31-2607). The prosecuting attorney is required to be a licensed Idaho attorney and is elected for a term of four years. However, if no person is available to hold office within a county, the law gives the board of county commissioners the authority to contract for the position (59-907).

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