This essay is aimed at describing the political style adopted by the State Attorney of Miami, Florida. Current state attorney of Miami is Katherine Fernandez Rundle. She was elected in 1993 and since then has been reelected 5 times (Cuban American Bar Association, 2011).
Prosecutors adopt political styles because of the broad discretion that they exercise. There are three types of political styles that they choose:
“Office Conservator” is a style where the prosecutors are happy with the status of the office. They retain majority of past employees and do not initiate change. Changes are mainly in response to request made by others(Neubauer & Fradella, 2010).
“Courthouse Insurgent” is a political style where in the prosecutor is not satisfied with status quo and is ready to take drastic measures to bring in a change. The prosecutor is very aggressive in approach(Neubauer & Fradella, 2010).
“Policy Reformers” are also not satisfied with the status quo but they are approach is very different from courthouse insurgent. They are more cautious in their approach. They often come with innovative ways to bring in a change and also take initiative (Neubauer & Fradella, 2010).
Katherine Fernandez Rundle has adopted the “policy reformer” style. She has not been very aggressive and also not waited for external factors to initiate the change.