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Attorney General Appoints Rick Allen as New Anchorage District Attorney


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October 17, 2017 (Juneau, AK) – Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth has appointed Richard Allen as the new Anchorage District Attorney starting November 6, 2017.  Mr. Allen will replace Clint Campion who resigned earlier this fall. 

Mr. Allen began his career in Alaska as an Assistant District Attorney in the Palmer District Attorney’s Office in 2004.  He spent seven years prosecuting serious, violent cases in the Matanuska-Susitna valley.  In 2011, Mr. Allen was appointed as director of the Office of Public Advocacy (OPA) within the Department of Administration.  As the OPA director, Mr. Allen oversaw 15 sections covering elder fraud prosecutions, child protection representation, public guardianship, and criminal defense.  Mr. Allen supervised more than 150 attorneys and 75 non-attorney positions.   

“Rick is a great fit for Anchorage,” said Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth. “He brings extensive prosecutorial and management experience to the largest district attorney’s office in the state. Anchorage and the surrounding communities will be fortunate to have an attorney of his caliber leading prosecutions.”

Deputy Attorney General Rob Henderson describes Mr. Allen as an experienced prosecutor who knows how to run a large, high-volume office.  “More felony prosecutions are handled by the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office than anywhere else in the state.  Rick’s background will be invaluable to ensuring that offenders are held accountable and that victims are heard.  Rick has the ability and skill to lead our team of dedicated prosecutors well into the future.” said Mr. Henderson.

The Office of Public Advocacy Deputy Director Chad Holt will serve as Acting Director of OPA until a director is selected by the Department of Administration.

CONTACT: Deputy Attorney General Rob Henderson at robert.henderson@alaska.gov or 269-5100.

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