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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ind. Courts - Union County prosecutor Ron Jordan resigns, cites criminal code changes

Some quotes from Bev Woodruff's report Oct. 24th in the Union County Liberty Herald:

A 27-year career of service to Union County will end at 4 p.m. tomorrow when prosecutor Ron Jordan leaves his office at the end of the day.

Earlier this month, Jordan submitted his official letter of resignation to Governor Mike Pence. Jordan announced his early retirement to the citizens of Union County last week in an open letter, which was published as a paid advertisement in the Liberty Herald and the Union County Review.

Jordan will leave an unexpired term that will end Dec. 31, 2014. The Union County Republican Party met last night (Wednesday) to set a date and time for a caucus to appoint someone to fill that unexpired term. * * *

Jordan cited upcoming changes in the Indiana criminal code and a desire to travel and spend more time with family as his reasons for resigning.

“The upcoming changes in Indiana's criminal code, which changes penalties for 'victimless' crimes such as drug possession, will require prosecutors' offices to make 'dramatic alterations in practice and procedure,'” he said in his letter to UC residents.

Jordan will celebrate his 70th birthday in Jan., and from the tone of his open letter to UC residents., it appears he did not want to spend his 70th year, and the last year of his term, dealing with significant changes to the Indiana Criminal Code.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 29, 2013 09:11 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts