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In 2006 and again in 2010, Jeff Reisig was elected District Attorney of Yolo County with the strong support of diverse community organizations, victims groups, law enforcement associations and civic and public safety leaders from across the region.
 
Reisig was born in a farming community in California where he and his siblings were raised by their mother, a school teacher, and their father, a businessman.  After attending public schools, his interest in agriculture led him to the University of California at Davis, where he earned his degree in agricultural and managerial economics. He then attended law school at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento before representing farmers and other businesses as a lawyer for a Central Valley law firm.  Ultimately, Reisig's passion for truth and justice and his desire to serve the public led him to return to Yolo County to start his career as a prosecutor with the District Attorney's Office in 1997.

Reisig has spent most of his entire professional life in the trenches as a prosecutor.  As a Yolo County Deputy District Attorney, he prosecuted thousands of criminal cases ranging from murder, rape and robbery, to white collar crimes, crimes against children and the elderly, and quality of life crimes.

In 2001, Reisig was selected to spearhead the development and oversight of the Yolo County District Attorney's first multi-agency gang task force to deal with the emerging threat of organized gangs, guns and drugs throughout Yolo County.  Over the next several years, Reisig successfully prosecuted some of the most violent and serious criminals in Yolo County including gang leaders, major drug dealers and cop killers.

Reisig's colleagues voted him Yolo County Prosecutor of the Year for three consecutive years in 2003, 2004 and again in 2005.

As Yolo County District Attorney, Reisig has focused intensively on fighting violent crime, while also ensuring that his office delivers accountablity to all offenders and meaningful restortation to victims and communities with respect and integrity. Since becoming District Attorney, conviction rates for serious and violent felonies have remained at historically high levels in Yolo County.  He has delivered tough sentences for sex offenders and violent criminals; expanded services to victims of crime and their families; created new prosecution divisions to catch and prosecute child sexual predators; pursued con-artists and identity thieves, especially those who target the elderly; and he has aggressively gone after environmental polluters and held them accountable.

Under his leadership and the mantra "Justice Finds No Solace in Delay," the District Attorney's Office spearheaded the efforts to make the criminal justice system in Yolo County more efficient by aggressively demanding swift justice for all criminal cases in Yolo County.  By dramatically increasing the number of cases taken to trial each year and consistently advocating for victims' speedy trial rights, the wheels of justice in Yolo County are turning more efficiently than ever before.  He has delivered some much needed solace to the victims of crime waiting for justice and his expeditious prosecutions have helped reduce jail overcrowding.

District Attorney Reisig is the recipient of numerous awards.  California's largest victim advocacy association, Crime Victims United of California, recognized him as a key advocate in the fight for victims' rights and honored his efforts in helping to secure California's passage of Marsy's Law, which amended the California Constitution to protect victims' rights.  Reisig has also been honored for his work in combating domestic violence and his commitment to ending child truancy.  Reisig is a member of the California District Attorneys Association and the National District Attorneys Association.

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“My first priority as district attorney is to protect the people of Yolo County.  It is both an honor and a challenge.”
Jeff Reisig

Yolo County District Attorney
(2007 to Present)

Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney
Yolo County
(6/06 - 1/07)

Deputy District Attorney
Yolo County
(1997 - 2007)

Private Civil Practice
(1996 - 1997)


Education:

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - J.D. with Great Distinction and Order of the Coif (1995)

University of California at Davis - B.S. Agricultural and Managerial Economics (1991)