Polk County Attorney John Sarcone won’t seek reelection
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Polk County’s long-serving top prosecutor has announced he will not run for reelection.
Television station KCCI first reported County Attorney John Sarcone’s announcement Wednesday that he will not seek a ninth term next year.
Sarcone is a Democrat who has served as the county’s top prosecutor since 1991. He has faced recent criticism for his decisions to charge a journalist and participants in last year’s protests over racial inequality.
His effort drew widespread condemnation from advocates for a free press and human rights.
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