News Release from Patrick Flaherty's Office today:
Chief Deputy District Attorney Traci Anderson and Deputy District Attorney Pat Horton have submitted letters of resignation effective July 5, 2011.
Ms. Anderson is a stellar prosecutor with an incredible work ethic who enthusiastically took on the many challenges our office has encountered during the transition period. At the same time, Traci worked nearly every major case that has come in since January as well as several major cases that were pending when she arrived. Ms. Anderson also completely revamped the process by which Measure 11 cases are screened, set in motion the re-structuring of how all cases are processed from intake through file closing, and served as an outstanding mentor to the younger prosecutors in the office.
Traci Anderson’s departure is a huge loss for the District Attorney’s Office as well as her many friends and colleagues. She will be sorely missed.
Pat Horton came on board as a management analyst and as such assessed the office policies and procedures then in place as well as the physical environment of the office. Mr. Horton, with the able assistance of Traci Anderson, efficiently went about implementing or setting in motion many of the procedural and structural changes he recommended. He was also of invaluable assistance during the recent budget process.
I was honored to have Pat Horton, who was the Lane County District Attorney for 12 years, come on board and am deeply grateful for his outstanding service. His drive and enthusiasm for seeing justice done is remarkable. We will miss him; and will hunt him down if he fails to visit us regularly.
There will be no further comment. Thank you.