Show NotesDavid Sunday, York County, Pennsylvania District Attorney, joins Liberty & Justice Season 2, Episode 20. Learn more about District Attorney Sunday.
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On January 2, 2018, David W. Sunday Jr. was sworn in as District Attorney for York County. In his address, he highlighted two major priorities; the heroin epidemic and his desire to seek justice, regardless of what that looked like.
Dave will seek to keep York safe by effectively working with the entire law enforcement community in fairly investigating and aggressively prosecuting criminal activity, zealously enforcing the law and through his tireless pursuit in protecting the rights of all crime victims.
Dave’s desire to serve began at the age of 18, when he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving multiple tours abroad. Following his service to our country, Dave received his Finance degree from Penn State University. It was during this time that Dave’s strong work ethic was born, working his way up from UPS delivery driver to running the finance department and being tasked with the oversight of a $200 million dollar budget. While working at UPS, Dave received his Juris Doctorate by attending night classes at Widener Law.
After brief stints at the United Nations, and private practice, Dave moved back to York and began a clerkship to the Honorable Joseph C. Adams. It was in late 2009 when Dave would be hired by former District Attorney H. Stanley Rebert, that his prosecutorial journey began. Dave would quickly rise to Chief Deputy Prosecutor under District Attorney Tom Kearney through his unparalleled work ethic and courtroom prowess.
In 2013 Dave worked with Coroner Pam Gay to establish the York County Heroin Task Force, now the York Opioid Collaborative. It was this time spent in the Community, that Dave realized the impact he could have when seeking to maiximize public/private partnerships. Dave now serves on the Board of Directors for the York Opioid Collaborative, the Criminal Justice Advisory Board, York County Prison Board and Better York Board.
Dave, his wife and their son currently reside in Spring Garden Township.
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Mr. Whitaker graduated with a Master of Business Administration, Juris Doctor, and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa. While at Iowa, Mr. Whitaker was a three-year letterman on the football team where he received the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor.
Mr. Whitaker is now a Co-Chair of the Center for Law and Justice at America First Policy Institute and a Senior Fellow at the American Conservative Union Foundation. Matt is on the Board of Directors for America First Legal Foundation and is a Senior Advisor to IronGate Capital Advisors. He is also Of Counsel with the Graves Garrett law firm. Whitaker appears regularly to discuss legal and political issues on Fox News, Newsmax and other news outlets. He splits his time between Iowa, Florida and Washington, D.C.