It’s coming as something of a surprise for many in the local legal community. Longtime Ontario County District Attorney Mike Tantillo has decided not to seek re-election.
Tantillo was hired as an Assistant DA in 1979 and elected as District Attorney in 1989 . He could not imagine working anywhere else.
Tantillo says he is proud of his staff of “top notch prosecutors” and the establishment of a victim advocacy office . Tantillo marvels at the changes over the years . Back then case files were kept in boxes on 3 by 5 index cards and now all the information is computerized.