For Immediate Release - September 08, 2010

D.A. Blodgett Elected To NDAA Board Of Directors

D.A. will Also Chair the American Bar Association's Problems of the Elderly Committee

Essex District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett was recently elected to the National District Attorneys Association Board of Directors, one of only five at-large members.

"In the span of eight years District Attorney Blodgett has revolutionized criminal prosecutions in Essex County," said Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley, a past Vice-President of the NDAA. "He's tackled financial crimes, elder abuse, gun violence, and drug trafficking with targeted strategies that address their root causes while never losing sight of the victim at the center of each case. I know the good work that an at-large board member can do, and I can't think of a person better suited for that role than Jon Blodgett."

"I'm honored to have been elected to a position on the NDAA Board of Directors," said District Attorney Blodgett, "and am anxious to address a variety of legal issues and challenges that face law enforcement officials nationwide."

District Attorney Blodgett has also been selected to Chair the American Bar Association's Problems of the Elderly Committee, which is part of its Criminal Justice Section.

"I look forward to chairing the Problems of the Elderly Committee, to focus on how we can better assist and protect our vulnerable elderly population from a myriad of problems, such as physical abuse and financial exploitation," said District Attorney Blodgett.

Since taking office in January of 2003, District Attorney Blodgett has been committed to educating and protecting elderly residents in Essex County, and has done so in a variety of ways. He has provided them with informational brochures, made appearances before local Triad's to discuss a wide spectrum of issues, and has hosted mock trials at senior centers to help educate them against scam artists, to name some of his initiatives.