Pearson Takes Prosecuting Reins in Franklin County

Reported by: Phil Campbell
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Updated: 11/08/2012 7:08 pm

Just when you think you’ve seen it all in the election, something like this happens. While most candidates have several weeks to prepare for office, Vic Pearson started his new job Thursday.

Born and raised in Bannock County, Vic Pearson has been in the prosecuting office for a decade. But after a defeat in the primary, Vic knew things would be changing.

“It’s interesting,” said Pearson. “I don’t know too many people that lose in the primary and then have an opportunity to be in the same election in the same year for the general election. When current Franklin County Prosecutor, Todd Garbett, was selected to be a judge in Bear Lake County, we as attorneys get a list of who those potential candidates are and I had a pretty good idea that he was going to be the next Bear Lake judge and so I threw my name in the ring and I was selected by the Republican committee to replace him on the ballot.”

At just a fraction of the population of Bannock County, Vic knows things will be a little different in Franklin County but he believes his experience will be an asset to the people he now serves.

“It’s obviously a smaller community and so it’s going to be an adjustment,” continued Pearson. “I’ve been handling our high profile cases and crimes against children and now I’m going to be handling everything, all the way from juvenile to the worst of the worst felonies. Fortunately, I’ve done that here in Bannock County for over the last 10 years and so that experience is going to be very beneficial for the citizens of Franklin County.”

Vic Pearson was scheduled to be sworn into office Thursday morning.

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