Ron Hocevar is this week's Rotarian in the Spotlight!

How long have you been a Rotarian? Since March 11, 2015

Who was your sponsor? Mike Schweitzer

Why did you join Rotary? I have always been very community/public-service oriented. After moving to Prior Lake last summer, I looked into various organizations to join (Chamber, Lions, etc…) and liked what I researched and learned about the Rotary and their commitment to world as well as local issues and charities. Plus Rotary meetings are a lot more fun than other meetings I attended. Great people – great fun – great causes.

What is your vocation? I am the Scott County Attorney and I have always had a draw towards public service from my commitment to the military to working for Scott County. I have worked for Scott County going on 20 years as a felony prosecutor before being elected to my current position. My job works perfectly with the Rotarian 4-way test. Contrary to popular belief, my Office’s primary goal is not to obtain convictions. It is to get to the truth, to be fair to all concerned and that will lead to goodwill throughout the community and beneficial to all concerned. That is pretty much the definition of justice, which is what my office’s pursuit is.

What do you do in your spare time? I have a 7 year old son and 9 year old daughter. I coach baseball, soccer, and soon will be coaching hockey. I love hockey, hunting, and fishing. I am a private pilot, an officer in the U.S. Navy, and a volunteer speaker for the Minnesota Arthritis Foundation.