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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Ind. Gov't. - AG-elect Curtis Hill talks transition, possible replacement

Ben Quiggle of The Elkhart Truth reports in a long story:

Elkhart County residents are about to see something that doesn't happen often.

A new prosecutor will take office at the beginning of the year, only the fourth such transition since the 1950s. Current prosecutor Curtis Hill was elected Indiana's next attorney general on Nov. 8 in what he calls a "bittersweet" move from the community he has embraced all of his life. * * *

Hill, who has served the county as prosecutor since 2003, transformed a once part-time office into a full-time operation that he said "sets the standard statewide." He said he expects a very smooth transition at the Attorney General's Office in Indianapolis, an office Hill said currently employs over 400 people. * * *

Hill said that he would support current Chief Deputy Prosecutor Vicki Becker as his replacement for the remainder of his term, which runs through 2018. That decision will be in the hands of Elkhart County Republican Precinct Committeemen.

They are set to meet and vote on who should replace Hill on Dec. 2. So far, no other individuals have stepped forward seeking the prosecutor's post.

If Becker was slated to replace Hill she would be the first female prosecutor in Elkhart County history. Becker has a "tenacious spirit" that will help her excel in the prosecutor's role, according to Hill.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 17, 2016 01:36 PM
Posted to Indiana Government