Blair County District Attorney Pete Weeks announced his intent to officially run for District Attorney Tuesday.
Retired longtime Blair County District Attorney, Rich Consiglio, formally endorsed Weeks, who had been acting as the DA since Consiglio’s retirement last year.
He was officially sworn in last April to fulfill the remainder of Consiglio’s term.
Weeks’ office is working on community outreach within area schools.
Once things get back to normal, he wants specialized prosecutors and “front line law enforcement” to go into area schools and speak to students about drug abuse, human trafficking, social media pitfalls and other emerging dangers that target children.
“I want to assure you that under my leadership, the Blair County District Attorney’s office remains dedicated to the preservation of justice, and the protection of our community,” Weeks said. “I’m keeping with the legacies left behind by my predecessors, if elected as district attorney, my office will continue to emphasize victim driven prosecution.”