A local attorney has announced his intention to run as the Republican nomination for the Christian County State’s Attorney left vacant by the resignation of former State’s Attorney Mike Havera. Dennis Atteberry, announced he will seek the Republican nomination for the Christian County States Attorney. Atteberry graduated from Taylorville High School in 1990 and has spent time as a substitute teacher, worked hard to bring a four-lane highway to Christian County through the Project 29 plan. He was also a youth director and an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church.
In May of 2001, Atteberry graduated from both Southern Illinois University School of Law with a law degree and the University of Illinois Springfield with a Masters in Political Studies. Atteberry has over 20 years of experience including criminal, civil, juvenile, and municipal law.
In deciding to run for office, Dennis Atteberry stated “I am married and have a 23-year-old step-son and twin 8-year-old boys. It is this community I have been vested in for not just myself, but my family. I opened my practice here in Christian County in 2008. Since that time, I have built a strong relationship with law enforcement and have been a conflict public defender in juvenile, misdemeanor and felony cases. Being at the courthouse almost daily, I see the areas that need improvement to make our community safer. Christian County has been plagued with drug and domestic violence issues for decades. The jail is consistently overcrowded. I will seek to curb the drug and domestic violence issues by giving swift justice for the victims, hold the criminals responsible for their crimes, and ease the burden on the jail system.”
The General Primary is March 15th and the election is November 8th.