Sam is a trial attorney with more than a decade of experience. A fierce courtroom advocate with a history of handling high-stakes criminal cases, he has also fought for environmental protection, employee rights, and fair housing.
As Dubuque County Attorney, Sam’s top priority will be delivering consistent and equitable justice. He’ll strive to ensure that crime victims have a voice in the courtroom, and work closely with assistant county attorneys, law enforcement, and community organizations. Sam knows there are bad guys, but also good people who make mistakes: He'll take a hard line on violent crimes, especially those involving weapons, and continue to champion rehabilitative and diversionary programs for non-violent offenders.
Sam and his wife Sarah live in Dubuque with their son, Jasper.