Dunn County Assistant District Attorney Holly Wood Webster announced today that she is running for the position of Dunn County District Attorney in the November 8 election.
Wood Webster has been an assistant district attorney since April 2011 and was a special prosecutor in the office in 2010. She has been a licensed attorney since 2003, working for Thomson Rueters out of law school and opening a private practice in Eau Claire in 2007 before coming to work at the Dunn County DA’s office in 2010.
Wood Webster first became interested in the District Attorney position in 2014, when then District Attorney James Peterson was elected judge. During the four months until the governor filled the position, she unofficially filled in as district attorney. Wood Webster really enjoyed her time serving the people of Dunn County in that role and would like the opportunity to do so again. “The role of district attorney is extremely important as it shapes how cases are prosecuted. The district attorney serves not only to hold the offender accountable, but also to protect the community and gain justice for the victim. This is an important burden, as the way the prosecutor decides to pursue a case will have a very real impact on many individuals, directly and indirectly. I understand that burden and seek to be both a fair and effective prosecutor,” Wood Webster said in a news release.
Wood Webster is an active member of her community. She currently serves as a deacon and has also been a youth leader at her church, Peace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, for the last eight years. She and her husband, Ben, live with their two children in Eau Claire, ten minutes from where Ben grew up and his parents still live. Wood Webster stated that, having grown up on a small dairy farm just west of the Twin Cities, she feels very comfortable in the Chippewa Valley and looks forward to calling Dunn County home. You can learn more at www.facebook.com/WebsterForDA or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.