Mr. Wheeler, has served the Sixth Judicial District for the past five years which includes Grant, Luna and Hidalgo counties as Deputy District Attorney. During his tenure, he has been and continues to be an active member of the Grant County Adult Drug Court Team which provides one of several options utilized by the District Attorney’s office to pursue treatment rather than conviction for drug offenders. Mr. Wheeler has participated in and conducted inter-agency training sessions concerning the coordination and utilization of community resources among other topics on behalf of all three counties. Mr. Wheeler hosts monthly law enforcement meetings for all three counties to participate in discussions intended to promote initiatives to protect their respective communities as well as to build relationships with law enforcement in both Luna and Hidalgo counties on behalf of the communities as well as the District Attorney's office.
Additionally, Mr. Wheeler regularly coordinates a monthly, inter-county meeting (task force) which has in part, garnered Mr. Wheeler's endorsements from law enforcement. Further, predicated upon Mr. Wheeler's knowledge, experience, communication skills and his professional composure in handling cases he has also earned the trust of law enforcement in all three counties. As District Attorney, Mr. Wheeler will further implement initiatives that will ensure that the District Attorney's office is more inclusive of coordinating the reduction of crime within the tri-county area.