Eaton notes that his work in child advocacy, winning difficult felony cases, working with law enforcement and addressing drug abuse, has moved the office forward while also being fiscally responsible. In his first year, he removed the supplemental pay from both his and his chief deputy’s salaries, a move that saved the office $70,000 during his tenure as Prosecutor. His office also collected $4.6 million in child support in 2020 – a new record for the Hancock County Prosecutor’s office.
Since being in office, Eaton’s office has brought transparency back into the Prosecutor’s office, and is working to create an online dashboard that provides up-to-date information on key justice system metrics for the public to more clearly understand how taxpayer dollars are being used.
Eaton is embedded in the Hancock County community in many ways. He serves on the board of directors of The Landing, and Love INC of Hancock County. He is a lifetime member of Bradley United Methodist Church and an NRA member.
“We have come a long way toward improving the shape of the Prosecutor’s office, but there is more work to be done. I am proud of the accomplishments of our office and the dedicated and hardworking team we’ve established,” said Eaton. “I’m ready to keep moving forward for Hancock County, and I would appreciate the continued support of the people of our community.”
Eaton obtained his bachelor’s degree from Wabash College and earned his juris doctorate from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in 2000. He and his wife Susan live in Greenfield with their family.