Broccolino Elected President of State's Attorneys’ Association
Howard County State's Attorney Dario J. Broccolino has been elected president of the Maryland State's Attorney's Association (MDSAA), the professional association that serves the offices of Maryland's 24 state's attorneys. Broccolino, a member of the organization’s board of directors, was elected at the MDSAA’s summer conference on June 21, 2011. The organization’s board of directors is composed of all of Maryland’s elected state’s attorneys.
As president, he is the principal executive officer responsible for the business and affairs of the association. The president presides at all meetings of the membership and the board of directors, and supervises the work of the state’s attorneys’ coordinator who functions as the day-to-day executive director of the association. Along with the state’s attorneys’ coordinator, Mr. Broccolino will serve as a liaison between Maryland’s states attorneys and local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and organizations, the Maryland General Assembly and the governor’s office.
Dario Broccolino joined the Howard County State's Attorney's Office as deputy state’s attorney in 1999 after serving as the state’s attorney’s coordinator of MDSAA from 1988 to 1998. In December 2007 he was name interim state’s attorney following the resignation of the-then state’s attorney to become a circuit court judge. On April 4, 2008, he was appointed state’s attorney, by the judges of the Circuit Court for Howard County, to complete his predecessor’s unfilled term, and was elected to his own, four-year term by the citizens of Howard County on November 2, 2010.
A veteran prosecutor, Dario Broccolino served as an assistant state’s attorney in Baltimore City, serving under four state’s attorneys between 1971 and 1988. Toward the latter part of his service in Baltimore City, his expertise included the prosecution of economic crimes, arson, and narcotics. Mr. Broccolino received a B.S. degree from Loyola College in Maryland in 1967, followed by a J.D. degree in 1970 and a LL.M. degree in 1996 from the University of Baltimore. Prior to his law career, from 1967 to 1971, Mr. Broccolino was a social studies teacher at Kenwood High School and Dulaney High School in Baltimore County. He also served on the adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland School of Law from 1988 to 1990.
Mr. Broccolino has resided in Howard County since 1975. He has been active in a number of civic activities. From 2000 to 2008, he served as a member of the State of Maryland’s Handgun Roster Board—first appointed by Governor Glendening in December 2000 and reappointed by Governor Ehrlich in 2004. Mr. Broccolino is a director of the Howard County Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar Association.
Headquartered in Ellicott City, the Maryland State’s Attorney’s Association is an advocate for the honorable and ethical administration of justice in Maryland, and provides continuing education and additional services for prosecuting attorneys and other personnel affiliated with the 24 state’s attorneys’ offices throughout the state.