Commissioners approve appointment of new Washoe County Public Defender

    (Photo from left to right, Commissioners Hartung and Herman, Mr. Arrascada, Chair Berkbigler, outgoing Public Defender Mr. Bosler and Vice-Chair Jung.)

    The Washoe County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of John Arrascada as the new Washoe County Public Defender.

    Upon the retirement announced by the Public Defender, Jeremy Bosler, a recruitment process, screening and selection for his replacement began.

    Mr. Arrascada has been appointed as Public Defender effective August 20.

    “I am excited to return to my roots at the Public Defender’s Office and continue the Office’s mission of protecting and defending the rights of indigent people in Washoe County by providing them access to justice through ethical and professional legal representation,” says Arrascada. “In the last 35 years, there have been three Public Defenders, each of them have personally impacted me. I look forward to working with the Board, with the staff, but most of all I look forward to working with our community.”

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