These are the traits I value most, they have guided my career and represent what I will bring to the office, as we need them now more than ever.
My name is Lisa Chittaro, and I want to be your State Attorney for Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties.
My pledge to the people of Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties:
With a career spanning 20 years, 15 years with the Office of the State Attorney, I understand the responsibilities of the office and to the people. I will always put integrity before politics, and I humbly ask for your vote to be the next State Attorney for Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties.
I recognize the important role prosecutors play in shaping the outcome of people’s lives on all sides.
Throughout my career as a prosecutor, I proceeded with cases only when the evidence warranted and facts supported the decision to move forward. I am mindful of the impact my judgment has on the accused and their families. Facts inform my every decision.
When the current administration took office (2013), I was tasked with creating the white collar/elderly/animal abuse division. My division earned respect because I embedded myself in the community, assisted investigators and zealously prosecuted those who preyed on the most vulnerable members of our community. The energy I brought to the division will be the energy I bring to my role as State Attorney.
As a defense attorney and small business owner, I saw the impact that strong communication has on defendants, their families and friends when under a criminal prosecution. I will keep lines of communication open and swift.
I want to earn your trust with a fair and ethical approach to criminal justice. I will hold people accountable while providing opportunity and rehabilitation to those who need it most.