Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland running for re-election

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Ector County D.A. Bobby Bland announced his intention to seek re-election on Friday.

He made the announcement in the 161st District Courtroom in Odessa Friday afternoon.

Bobby Bland became D.A. for Ector County after Former D.A. John Smith was appointed to Judge.

He says that while he has served, Ector County has gotten more agressive with prosecuting and getting indictments.

He says he would like to keep it that way.

"Basically, we've been increasing the cases we prosecute, we've been increasing the sentences and in light of recent tragedies that have befallen this community it's important that we see this thing through and make sure that the public has the prosecution that they need and deserve," Bobby Bland, D.A. for Ector County, said.

Bland has been serving as D.A. since April of 2006.

Elections will be in November of 2008.