Angie Kemp appointed new Juneau DA by Attorney General

  • By LIZ KELLAR
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:59am
  • News
Then-Assistant District Attorney Angie Kemp speaks to Juneau Police Department Officer Jason Van Sickle during the trial; of Laron Graham in Juneau Superior Court on June 25. 2016, in this archive photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Then-Assistant District Attorney Angie Kemp speaks to Juneau Police Department Officer Jason Van Sickle during the trial; of Laron Graham in Juneau Superior Court on June 25. 2016, in this archive photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The Department of Law on Tuesday announced the appointment of Juneau Assistant District Attorney Angie Kemp to be the new District Attorney, replacing James Scott. Kemp took over this position on June 19, after Scott’s retirement.

“I am deeply honored and humbled to be selected for the position as Juneau District Attorney,” Kemp said Tuesday. “I was born and raised in Southeast, and I know the decisions I make in this position will affect my friends, family, and neighbors. Because of that, I’m committed to making sure I do the best job I can.”

Kemp began her career in the Juneau District Attorney’s office as an office assistant; after her second year in law school, she returned as a legal intern. Following her graduation from the Seattle University School of Law in 2008, Kemp joined the Juneau District Attorney’s office as an assistant district attorney. She has prosecuted offenses ranging from residential burglaries to homicides and sexual assaults.

“I am pleased to appoint Angie as the new Juneau DA,” said Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth. “Angie’s ready to take on this new role and will be a great asset for all the various communities across Southeast Alaska.”

Deputy Attorney General Rob Henderson described Kemp as a leader with a vested interest in the communities she serves.

“Angie knows the region and knows how to work with communities to resolve cases while holding offenders accountable. Her unique experience will serve the department and Southeast well,” said Henderson.

Kemp’s predecessor, James Scott, had over 18 years of experience in prosecuting cases with the Criminal Division upon his retirement. He served as an assistant district attorney in Ketchikan for 14 years before accepting the Juneau District Attorney position in 2013.

 


 

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