West Palm Beach, FL
Elected State Attorney for Palm Beach County, Florida, in November 2012, Dave Aronberg leads an office of 120 prosecutors with more than 66,000 cases each year. As State Attorney, Dave has overseen a dramatic improvement in conviction rates; a reduction in the "direct filing" of juveniles into adult court; an expansion of drug court and veterans court, which emphasize rehabilitation over incarceration; and the creation of innovative diversion programs for first-time domestic violence and DUI offenders that have reduced recidivism rates and saved taxpayer dollars. To combat fraud and abuse in the drug treatment industry, Dave created a first-of-its-kind "Sober Homes Task Force," that has made more than 85 arrests and led to a 40% drop in opioid overdose deaths in Palm Beach County in 2018.
Before his current office, Dave served as a Florida State Senator (2002-10) and a White House Fellow (2000-01) in the U.S. Treasury Department.