Long-time county prosecutor Jay Boyarsky has been tapped to serve as chief assistant district attorney by Jeffrey F. Rosen, district attorney-elect for Santa Clara County.
Rosen, who will take his new office on Jan. 3, 2011, announced Boyarsky's appointment in a press release Thursday (Dec. 9).
"I've chosen Jay because of his character, intelligence and experience," the announcement read. "I highly respect and trust his judgment and commitment to the district attorney's office."
Boyarsky has served as a county prosecutor for 16 years. During that time he prosecuted 35 jury trials and has been particularly adamant in his prosecution of sexually violent predators.
He ran the DA's North County offices in Sunnyvale and Palo Alto from 2001 to 2007, the statement said, and is known in the state for his expertise in hate crime prosecution.
In his new role Boyarsky will be responsible for daily operations of the DA's office and for filling in for Rosen when he is away.