Written by: Kristine Pratt
With the new year comes many newly-elected officials in public office. One of those people is the new District Attorney Sim Gill. He goes On the Record to talk about what he thinks of his new position.
Even though he's only been there for a few days, Gill says the transition is coming along.
"It certainly doesn't sink in fully until you take that oath," Gill says.
Formerly a city prosecutor, Gill is getting used to an office with more than 200 employees. And he's trying to meet with every single one of them."
But in talking about his new office, and new job, "It is a large organization, and it is about managing that office." It's not just about being an attorney.
"One of the reasons I ran is because I love that office," Gill says. "I ran for this office because I believed that there things the needed to be fixed." And Gill is ready to get going and fix them.
But in speaking of how he got elected, he says it's because the people wanted a change. Across the country, we saw a landmark election where several incumbents were ousted, and new people came in.
But Gill says his office "is not and cannot be a partisan office. We have a job to do, it has nothing do do with party affiliation. It is political by invention, it is not political by function, nor can it ever be."