DA Hummel announces he won’t seek reelection; terms runs through 2022

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Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel announced Monday he will not seek reelection to a third term.

Hummel’s term runs through the end of 2022.

“Serving as your District Attorney has been a privilege and an honor.  Every morning when I walk the three flights up to my office I think about the important work that my colleagues in your DA’s office and I have to do that day for the people of Deschutes County,” he said in a statement. “During my final 16 months in office, I’ll continue to work tirelessly to ensure that justice is done daily. Thank you for allowing me to represent you.”

Deschutes County DA John Hummel speaks with police and a protester.

Absent a November run-off, the election in May of 2022 will decide who takes office in January of 2023 as Deschutes County’s next district attorney.

This is a developing story.

You can read the full text of Hummel’s announcement below:
Hummel Announcement

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