Graf is an 11-year-old veteran prosecutor who has brought 101 defendants to justice and won 84% of their cases, convicting each murder case, she said.
LEBANON, PA. – Lebanon’s District Attorney Pier Hess Graf announced on Monday her intention to officially stand for re-election in 2021.
“It is truly an honor to work as the district attorney in the community I was born and raised in,” Graf said in a press release announcing her candidacy, Communities Safe.
“I spent the last decade of my life as a prosecutor in the courtroom, fighting for the justice of victims and punishing criminals who chase after the vulnerable and innocent. I humbly ask for the support of the electorate so that I can continue my ministry. “
During her 11-year career as a prosecutor, Graf said she had put 101 defendants on trial. She has won 84% of her trials and has found guilty verdicts in every murder case, Graf said.
“I want to thank and acknowledge our great team of officials in Lebanon,” said Graf. “Over the past few months I have had the privilege of working closely with Congressman Dan Meuser, Senator Dave Arnold, and State Representatives Sue Helm.” , Russ Diamond and Frank Ryan and County Commissioner Bob Phillips. They are great people who are very keen to work for the well-being of our district. I am honored to have your support in my choice. “
Graf is a lifelong resident of Lebanon County. She was sworn in to her position as the District Attorney of Lebanon County on January 31, 2020. She joined the firm as a public prosecutor in 2009 and was previously Senior Deputy District Attorney.
Throughout her career, Graf has been responsible for prosecuting violent crimes such as murder, robbery, and sexual assault. In addition to her work for the prosecution, Graf opened The Hess Law Firm PC in 2014. Graf represented clients in her private law firm in areas such as business contracts, divorce, custody, child support, wills and estates.
She began her career as an employee of Judge Samuel A. Kline.
Graf received her bachelor’s degree from Temple University and graduated with honors from Duquesne University School of Law.
She lives in Lebanon with her husband, Chris, a 13-year law enforcement veteran.