IRON MOUNTAIN - Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Brule has decided she will not seek re-election for a second term in the November general election.
"It has been a privilege to serve Dickinson County as prosecutor, and this has been a difficult decision to reach," she said. "However, as my oldest son enters his senior year in high school, I have realized that my children will be grown and gone before I know it and I believe over the next several years I need to devote more time to my family."
Brule, a Democrat, was elected to a four-year term as prosecuting attorney in November of 2008. She had served as an assistant prosecutor for the county since 1999.
"I am grateful for the opportunity I've had to seek justice for crime victims and hold offenders accountable for their actions," she said. "I would sincerely like to thank the citizens of our community, our law enforcement team and the numerous service agencies that have all been so supportive and wonderful to work with."
Brule said she has had the privilege of working alongside excellent and experienced assistant prosecutors and staff while in office.
"Our county also has exemplary judges, courthouse personnel and county board of commissioners, all of whom have provided great support for our office," she said.
Brule's term as prosecuting attorney continues through December 2012.
The deadline for interested candidates to file for the August primary election is May 15.
"It has truly been an honor to serve our community as your prosecutor, and it is my sincere hope that I will be able to continue to serve the people of Dickinson County in different capacities even after my term as prosecutor ends," she said.
Lisa M. Hoffmann's e-mail address is email@example.com.