It’s Official! The 2018 District Attorney Race is on.

Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to visit us. I am Patrick Kolasinski, and if you live, work, or play in Stanislaus County, I want to be your next District Attorney. We have a long ways to go before the June 2018 election, but I know that, together, we can win this race and bring an era of accountability, transparency, and security to Stanislaus County!

Looking Forward

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2 Replies to “It’s Official! The 2018 District Attorney Race is on.”

  1. Our current DA’s office has successfully prosecuted and convicted rapists, and has exhibited complete commitment to and empathy for victims of crime and victim’s families. They maintain excellent rapport with law enforcement, specifically regarding sex crimes. Current district attorney maintains close ties with state government (e.g. C. Galgiani, et al) and works closely with them to write tougher sentencing guidelines and other legislation for convicted criminals, paticularly for sex crimes. No mean feat in the current climate under Brown. Let’s say I agree an organizational cleanup of the DAs office is called for. I have questions that need to be addressed before I even consider switching my (fairly firm) allegiance to the present office holder. Birgit came to the office with extensive prosecution chops. You are a defense attorney. How did you choose that field? What is your experience in prosecution? How do you anticipate transitioning from your current position to its polar opposite? How do you balance your philosophy and values around the accused’s right to a fair trial with the aggressive prosecution stance required for this position? What core values drive your desicions about what cases are prosecuted? (I am not fond of prosecuting only what we can ‘win’; I think there’s other equally important factors that can and should impact that decision.) What do you bring to the table regarding sex crimes (and maybe crime in general) that is different from abd better than Fladager ? What are your thoughts on your role in state government?. Do you have a role? Do you have relationships with State officials? Who? Can you build and maintain a strong relationship with local law enforcement as Birgit’s office has done? How will you protect integilrity in that office? What is your leadership style? How will you garner respect for yourself and your office in our community? I suppose these questions are a good start… Thank you

  2. I am primarily a civil attorney with some criminal defense experience from long ago. I have been dismayed by some of the cases our district attorney has decided to pursue. But I rely on what my colleagues say who defend or have in the past prosecuted the accused. Patrick is smart, well informed and has a good organizational background. I have consulted with him on behalf of clients and I like his forthright and well reasoned approach. I also especially appreciate his integrity and enthusiasm. I think he would be a great District Attorney and support him in this race.

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