Marion County State's Attorney Matt Wilzbach says he will not seek a fourth term in office next year.
"Frankly I gave some consideration if I wanted to run for the third term I am currently in now. This was always just a step in my career. I actually made the decision some time ago that I would not run again and I'm not running again," Wilzbach said.
Wilzbach says a lot of pressures come with the office.
"There are aspects of the job I love and I will really miss. The pressure I won't. The politics I won't miss at all," said Wilzbach. "Frankly, I'm just looking forward to getting back into practice and representing clients and having the option of doing different type of law."
Wilzbach feels the office has made progress on better handling domestic violence cases. He's also pleased to have been involved in the start of the problem solving courts. Wilzbach notes like when he first took office drugs are a problem.
Wilzbach's term expires December 1st, 2016. So far one candidate has announced he's running for the job. Salem attorney Bill Milner is running as a Republican.