Dustin Houchin has filed for re-election as Washington County Prosecutor. First elected in 2006, Houchin has aggressively and successfully prosecuted repeat offenders, increased prosecution for drug crimes, worked with the Sheriff’s Office to track and prosecute sex offenders, increased services to victims, and eliminated waste from the annual budget.
“Serving as Washington County Prosecutor is an honor, and I am blessed with the opportunity to give back to my home community in this capacity,” said Houchin. “Keeping our streets safe for our families, friends and neighbors is a duty I take seriously, and I look forward to continuing our work.”
In 2017, Houchin was re-elected by his peers as Chairman of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council Board of Directors, where he works with prosecutors and legislators from around the state on the public’s behalf. He is President of the Washington County Substance Abuse Council and the Community Corrections Advisory Board, and has served on the boards of Youth First of Washington County and the local YMCA.
“Prosecuting violent and repeat offenders, and those pushing drugs on our streets is critical to our safety, and I am proud of the work the Prosecutor’s Office has done on these fronts,” said Houchin. “Our increasing drug epidemic, and other crimes, must be fought aggressively. We are doing just that, and will continue to do so.”
Prior to serving as Prosecutor, Houchin owned and operated a successful law practice in Salem, which included work as a Washington County Public Defender. He also served as a Legislative Assistant in the Indiana House of Representatives. Houchin graduated law school from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, and holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Indiana University.
A lifelong resident of Washington County, Prosecutor Houchin was raised in Campbellsburg. Dustin and his wife, State Senator Erin Houchin, live in Salem with their three children.