Steven Trostle for Harford State's Attorney

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Get to Know the Candidate

Who is Steve?

Steve is a dedicated public servant who has spent most of his professional career in law enforcement.


19 years as an attorney, 17 as a prosecutor and 2 as a criminal defense attorney, he is also a former police officer.


A resident of Harford County, Steve was the Deputy State's Attorney in Cecil County when he  was chosen unanimously by the 4 sitting judges of that county to serve as Interim State's Attorney, a position he still holds. 


Steve has been teaching college level criminal law classes since 2004, and is also the President of his Recreation Council.   (Update-- Congrats to Steve, named "Professor of the Year" for 2018)

Steve's Values

1.  Always do the right thing, even when it is unpopular.


2.  Law Enforcement is not just about convicting the guilty, it is also about exonerating the innocent.  


3.  Actions have consequences.  People must be held accountable for their actions.  

Experience Matters

After 4 decades of the Harford County State's Attorney being run by one person, do you want someone with no government office management skills running the office, or do you want someone with that experience?


Steve, who has overwhelming support of Troopers, Deputies and Police Officers,  is the ONLY candidate for State's Attorney who has experience running (currently!) a State's Attorney's Office.


My Priorities as your State's Attorney

Attack our Narcotics issues

Our law enforcement agents are doing a great job attacking the supply side, but we'll never fix the problem until we  eliminate the demand.  The Judicial Reinvestment Act, as well intended as it is, is a disaster as written, is increasng our narcotics issues, and needs to be fixed.  I will relentlessly advocate for legislative changes to address this.

Re-connect the office with law enforcement

Harford County is fortunate enough to have excellent law enforcement officers, and many unfortunately lost confidence in the current State's Attorney.  I have demonstrated excellent rapport with police, and will I quickly bring that rapport to Harford county.

Invest in Training in Technology

Body cameras.  Household security systems.  Different operating systems for phones and computers.  More and more criminal cases have high tech evidence that requires training and technical know-how to properly use the evidence in the most effective ways.

Questions about gun control? I'm licensed to carry in 30+ states, I think you already know the answer. I'm more concerned about CRIMINAL control...

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Treasurer Cathy Bott, treasurer@harfordstatesattorney.com

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Steven Trostle, Steve@harfordstatesattorney.com

P. O. Box 77, Joppa, MD 21085

(410) 404-8699

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