Houston elected to DA association

Published 7:55 pm Thursday, July 14, 2011

The District Attorneys of Alabama have elected District Attorney Randall Houston as member-at-large of the Alabama District Attorney Association for the 2011-2012 term.

Elections were held July 5 at the association’s summer meeting.

“Randall has been a member of the ADAA for many years and has worked tirelessly to promote the interest of prosecutors, victims and the citizens of the state of Alabama,” read a press release.

Houston represents the people of the 19th district, which includes Chilton County as well as Autauga and Elmore counties.

Before becoming DA in 2001, Houston served as assistant DA for Elmore County, was the assistant Attorney General and director of the Central Alabama Drug Task Force, among other positions.

The ADAA, through the Executive Committee, formulates and guidelines for the state’s district attorneys to accomplish its mission, which is to provide quality training, programs, services and opportunities essential to the success of prosecution.

The officers also work with the Alabama Legislature to pass legislation to strengthen the ability of DAs and all law enforcement to combat crime.