Cass County State's Attorney Candidate Ryan Youngren: "Over half of my career has been spent prosecuting violent crime"

Courtesy: Ryan for State's Attorney website
Courtesy: Ryan for State's Attorney website

(Cass County, ND) -- A candidate for Cass County State's Attorney is says he will be tougher on violent crime if elected to the position this November.

Cass County State's Attorney Candidate Ryan Younggren joined WDAY Midday to speak on his campaign. He spoke about his increased prosecution of violent crime as an Assistant State's Attorney, his thoughts on a measure that is looking to legalize recreational marijuana across the state, and more. He says the State's Attorney's office needs to do more when it comes to keep violent crime down.

"The prosecutors office needs to step up. We have to be going into court and be tough on these guys, being tough on the repeat offenders, the violent offenders, "said Younggren, "If we're not, that stuff just takes on a life of its own."

 Younggren says his 21 years of experience and 146 completed trials have led him to believe there are more violent crimes being committed in the region. He says the office needs to hold criminals accountable for their actions.

Ryan Younggren is looking to become the Cass County State's Attorney in the upcoming November 2022 General Election. You can learn more about voting in North Dakota by clicking here

Original Air Date: 
Friday, October 7, 2022