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Clark County

April 1, 2013

Early bids entered in 2014 Clark County prosecutor race

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“It is the role of the prosecutor to go after folks that are not paying their child support,” he said. “Ultimately, that causes a major burden for the rest of the people in society and, in particular, in Clark County.”

He said if single parents are not receiving the resources they need to properly raise their children, it results in the allocation of public entitlements to those families.

“If you are not getting enough support from the person that is responsible for this child then you are going to have those public funds coming out,” he said. “The other side of it, too, is that there is just something inherently wrong with not taking responsibility for your actions.”

He said when those who violate child-support mandates are not held accountable, it is the community that pays.

“The issues that stem from child support often times lead to the bigger criminal cases,” he said. “You have kids that are not getting proper support for care and ultimately that leads sometimes to criminal activity, period.”

Bottorff said whoever is elected the next county prosecutor, he or she will be working with a limited pool of resources, but feels with his array of legal experience he can best use those resources to serve the people of Clark County.

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