Amy Vira announces candidacy for County Prosecutor

Posted March 9, 2022 at 3:49 pm by

Amy Vira’s cam­paign sends along the fol­low­ing announce­ment of her can­di­da­cy for San Juan Coun­ty Prosecutor.

Attor­ney Amy Vira of San Juan Island announced her can­di­da­cy for San Juan Coun­ty Pros­e­cu­tor today.

“I came to San Juan Coun­ty 10 years ago to work as a deputy pros­e­cu­tor and built a life in a com­mu­ni­ty I love. It has been a plea­sure to serve the cit­i­zens of San Juan Coun­ty and I look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing that ser­vice as your Pros­e­cut­ing Attor­ney,” said Vira.

In addi­tion to expe­ri­ence pros­e­cut­ing both felony and mis­de­meanor crimes, Ms. Vira has broad civ­il expe­ri­ence in a vari­ety of areas includ­ing land use law, pub­lic records com­pli­ance, con­tracts, and gen­er­al lia­bil­i­ty. She also serves the Coun­ty as a deputy coroner.

“Though chal­leng­ing, it is an hon­or to assist fam­i­lies in nav­i­gat­ing the dif­fi­cult and often trag­ic cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the death of a loved one,” Vira said.

Ms. Vira grew up in East­ern Wash­ing­ton, attend­ed West­ern Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­si­ty, and is a grad­u­ate of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Min­neso­ta Law School. She served as a law clerk in North­ern Mon­tana and then as an attor­ney at a mid-size Wenatchee law firm before mov­ing to San Juan County.

In addi­tion to her pro­fes­sion­al work, Ms. Vira is a board mem­ber for The Whale Muse­um and vol­un­teers as a WSU Mas­ter Gar­den­er. She is also a mem­ber of the San Juan Coun­ty Tex­tile Guild — she can be found spin­ning wool from the Ango­ra rab­bits she rais­es at home.

“I am com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing accu­rate and unbi­ased legal ser­vices and uphold­ing the law in a fair and just man­ner that treats vic­tims with respect and hon­ors the rights of all par­ties,” Vira said.

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