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Steven D. Stewart, JD Biography

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Legal?"

“Along with two-thirds of the American public, I believe in capital punishment. I believe that there are some defendants who have earned the ultimate punishment our society has to offer by committing murder with aggravating circumstances present. I believe life is sacred. It cheapens the life of an innocent murder victim to say that society has no right to keep the murderer from ever killing again. In my view, society has not only the right, but the duty to act in self defense to protect the innocent.”

“A Message from the Prosecuting Attorney,”

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Clark County Prosecuting Attorney, Indiana, July 24, 1989 – present
  • Chief Deputy Prosecutor, Clark County, Indiana, 1983 – 1989
  • Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, Louisville, Kentucky, 1980 – 1983
  • Member, Indiana and Kentucky Bar
  • Member, National District Attorneys Association
  • Member, Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation
  • Member, Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee of the Department of Justice
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Southern Indiana Drug Task Force
  • Former Project Director of the Clark County Drunk Driving Task Force
  • Former Member, Advisory Board, Governor’s Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana
  • Member, Evidence Committee, Indiana Supreme Court, 1993
  • JD, University of Louisville Law School, 1979
  • BA, History, Indiana University Southeast, 1976
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Death Penalty Be Abolished Because Innocent People May Be Executed?
  2. Should the Death Penalty Be Legal?