State Attorney candidate Dina Keever spoke tonight to the Boca Tea Party at Boca Greens.
Keever is the GOP nominee. Her opponent is Democrat Dave Aronberg. Aronberg has been criticized heavily by the Palm Beach Post for actions that seem a bit corrupt. Because of that we have already endorsed Keever.
State Attorney is the county prosecutor.
“Should be a prosecutor, not a politician.”
This references the widespread perception that Aronberg is more of a politician than a prosecutor or trial lawyer.
Experience – problems come from poor judgment and bad ethics. Keever worked “in the trenches” in Miami fighting drug cartels. Reputation as a hard charging prosecutor.
Worked as a federal prosecutor in Philadelphia. She also worked on economic crimes and public corruption.
Moved back here in 2008. Has seen a lot of issues with corruption in the county.
“We cannot have a state attorney who is a puppet of a political machine.”
Asked about saving money in the office budget, Keever said she would work with other prosecutors (US Attorney and statewide agencies) to better share the load. She doesn’t care who gets the credit.