Dragisich preparing to step into new role as Hancock County prosecutor

WEIRTON — Hancock County’s new prosecutor has had a busy few weeks since winning election on Nov. 3

Republican Steve Dragisich, an attorney for almost two decades, is a former West Virginia assistant attorney general and municipal judge for Weirton. He defeated current county prosecutor Jim Davis, a Democrat, to earn the post.

Dragisich said his eyes are set firmly on one of his major campaign promises.

“Communication and transparency is so important, and I don’t believe we have that in the community right now,” he said, prior to the election, while touting his relationship with law enforcement officials.

Dragisich has been meeting with potential staff members, law enforcement officials and county commissioners to assemble his team as well as get updates on pending investigations.

“(Sheriff-elect) Scott (Gittings) and I have talked several times through election, and we are excited to work together. We have discussed early drug education, and I have been in touch with medical, counseling and drug court about that. I am sure that there are lots of grants out there, and I want to explore our possibilities,” he explained. “I think Scott and I will work well together.”

Describing the election experience as “humbling,” Dragisich thanked the voters for their support, especially considering Davis’ longtime tenure in the job.

“I appreciate you putting your faith in me, and I will work hard to keep everyone safe,” he said.

His swearing-in ceremony date has not been scheduled.


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