Monday, October 7, 2013

Van Hollen Won't Seek Third Term As WI State Attorney General

J.B. Van Hollen

Van Hollen wants someone else with fresh ideas to run for the position that he is vacating.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 7, 2013

Madison, WI - On Monday, J.B. Van Hollen, the Wisconsin State Attorney General announced that he won't seek a third term. In his statement, Van Hollen a Republican wrote, "Today I wish to share with you my decision not to seek a third term as Attorney General and to thank you for the confidence you have placed in me."
Van Hollen cited his accomplishments for the last eight years, but said, he doesn't believe someone should be Attorney General for too long or for life and Wisconsin voters need new choices with fresh ideas.
Van Hollen will remain in office until his term expires in 15 months.
Van Hollen, became Wisconsin's 43rd Attorney General, when he was elected on November 7, 2006, and took office on January 1, 2007. After winning re-election by an overwhelming majority, he began his second, four-year term on January 1, 2011. 
Since taking office, Attorney General Van Hollen has prioritized forensic DNA analysis at the State Crime Lab, cutting the average turnaround time for sexual assault cases in half. Overall, the average DNA case turnaround time is a third of what it was, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice website.

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