DUBOIS CO. — Two Dubois County residents have announced their intention to run in the upcoming Mid-Term Election.
The candidates each released the following statements announcing their candidacy…..
Kiersten Knies – Office of Dubois County Clerk
Kiersten Knies announces she will be a Democratic candidate for the Office of Dubois County Clerk.
Knies has worked as Court Reporter in the Dubois Circuit Court since 2012 for the Hon. William E.
Weikert and the Hon. Nathan A. Verkamp. Prior to working for the county, Knies was employed by Kimball Office as Government Contract Administration Specialist.
“I understand the importance of maintaining accurate court records, and have vast experience in the
applications that allow our county to maintain such,” Knies states. “I have firsthand experience with trial
court technology, including the Jury Management System, the Offender Management System, as well as the Protection Order Registry. I have worked with the Indiana Department of Correction in the completion of sentencing documents and abstracts of judgment.”
Knies has assisted in the filing of dozens of appeals and is expertly familiar with the Indiana Court of Appeals process. Knies has worked closely with the Clerk’s Office during the county’s transition to electronic filing, in addition to working along side the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, the Sheriff’s Department as well as the City and State Police Departments to issue arrest and search warrants.
Knies remarks that during her time as a county employee, she had the privilege of creating outstanding
working relationships with many county and state agencies which will assist in her success as Dubois
“As court reporter, I am experienced in court proceedings and case processing from initial case filing to
disposition. As a lifelong resident of Dubois County, I have always felt fortunate to live here. I want to be a bigger part of the community and play an active role in the community’s success,” Knies explains. “My experience, education and knowledge make me a strong candidate for Dubois County Clerk. As clerk, I look forward to the opportunity to operate the office in a more accurate and efficient manner which will better serve Dubois County and its residents.”
Knies is a 1997 graduate of Jasper High School and earned Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Political Science and Sociology from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2002.
Knies is the daughter of Mike and Marsha Hile. She resides in Jasper with her husband, Jason, son of
Joe and Jeanne Knies, and their five daughters; Halle, Harper, Harriet, Hadyn and Hanna Kate. Jason is employed with Cave Quarries, Inc.
Kiersten is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland and a member of the Super Strikes Steering Committee for Mentors for Youth. She previously served as a parent volunteer for Destination Imagination and a coach for Ireland Youth Sports.
Anthony Quinn – Dubois Co. Prosecuting Attorney
Anthony D. Quinn, 45, is pleased to announce his re-election candidacy for the office of Dubois County Prosecuting Attorney. Quinn has practiced law in Dubois County for over 19 years, having served over 13 of those years as either a deputy, chief deputy and currently as your elected prosecutor. Quinn believes his experiences as an attorney, both as a prosecutor and in private practice, are essential in leading the prosecutor’s office. Quinn’s knowledge and training in prosecution provide him with the skills to be efficient in handling criminal cases.
Quinn, the son of Ted and Joette Quinn, was born and raised in Dubois County, and currently resides in Jasper with his wife Brandy and their 4 children. Graduating from Northeast Dubois High School in 1990, he completed his education at the University of Southern Indiana, and Valparaiso University School of Law. Upon completion of the bar, Quinn returned to Dubois County where he has practiced law since. In his personal time, Quinn enjoys numerous outdoor activities and working on his small family farm. He is also a member of several conservation organizations that seek to improve the quality of habitat for wildlife.
Quinn currently serves as a board member of Indiana Prosecuting Attorney Council, a member and past President of the Dubois County Bar Association, and as a founding and current member of the Dubois County Drug Court. As your elected prosecutor, Quinn is an active member of the Dubois County Community Corrections Advisory Board, Dubois County Multiple Disciplinary Team, Southwest Indiana Child Advocacy Coalition, Dubois County Substance Abuse Council, Dubois County Child Protection Team, Dubois County Child Fatality Review Team, and is assisting in forming a Sexual Assault Response Team. “Working with community leaders, medical staff, service providers, and law enforcement, gives me hope and excitement for the future of our youth and communities. Dubois County is a great place to live and I intend to do all I can to keep it that way.”
Quinn continues to support local law enforcement with funds to purchase needed equipment and training. “While I have been in office, we have made great strides in serving and protecting the citizens of Dubois County. The Dubois County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office works hard in collaboration with all local law enforcement to make our community a safer place to live, work, and raise a family, by holding those accountable for the crimes they have committed. However, not everyone charged with a crime is a bad individual or needs to be incarcerated. In fact, the majority are good, productive citizens who have made a mistake in judgment and/or are addicted to controlled substances, or suffer from a mental illness. While being held accountable, we give them an opportunity to makes changes in themselves and their lives while receiving the appropriate treatment. Certainly, I take my obligation to protect the community very serious. Those who commit crimes against children, crimes of violence, sex crimes, dealing of controlled substances, and other offences that demonstrate a person’s lack of rehabilitation, are the offenders I believe should be incarcerated.”
“It is an exciting but challenging time to be a prosecuting attorney. I look forward to, if given the opportunity, to lead this office in the years ahead. If re-elected I, along with my experienced and skilled staff, are prepared to make the necessary decisions to protect the citizens of Dubois County.”