Greg Zoeller says he wants the attorney general’s office to be more high-profile in the coming years with the work it does with the criminal justice system. Zoeller, who was re-elected Tuesday in a landslide victory, says his next term will highlight an area he feels is underappreciated.
“It’s one of the, let’s say, more overlooked parts of the role of the Attorney General, but we serve law enforcement, prosecutors, really judges on appeal,” he says.
Zoeller says he will also renew his focus on combating prescription drug abuse and the state’s methamphetamine problem. And despite being Indiana’s leading Republican vote-getter this election cycle, he says he will continue to avoid the political arena as much as possible.
“The minute you see me or an attorney general appear to have a partisan role, you lose your credibility with your clients and I think in some respects with the public at large,” he says.
Zoeller says he views Tuesday’s win as a referendum on the success of the office and not the officeholder.