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District Attorney Ken Hodges won't seek fourth term

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April 16, 2008

Albany-  Dougherty District Attorney Ken Hodges is leaving office at the end of the year, and won't run for a fourth term.

He said he'll return to private practice and threw his support behind his Chief Assistant, Greg Edwards, who announced Wednesday he will run for D. A.

For more than a decade District Attorney Ken Hodges has been a champion for justice in Dougherty County.

"I came to the office ten years ago with the idea of making some changes and the direction of the office and with Greg Edwards as my chief assistant I think we've done that," said District Attorney Ken Hodges.

Now he's stepping back from that role and his future's undecided.

"As of January one of next year, I'm unemployed right now, but I've got nine months to fix that," said Hodges.

Hodges said he plans to return to private practice either here in Albany or in Atlanta and will be on the sidelines supporting Edwards who made his announcement Wednesday.

"I will seek the position of District Attorney here in Dougherty County," said Chief Assistant District Attorney Greg Edwards.

Edwards said he plans to continue the work he and Hodges started to make Albany a safe community.

"I think that we can make progress I believe that some of the things that we've already initiated can be continued and I look forward for the opportunity to bring to fruition some of these things," said Edwards.

Hodges said alerting his office today was bittersweet.

"I'll certainly miss helping crime victims," said Hodges.

When we questioned him about running for another office said he hadn't ruled it out, but it's unlikely. Qualifying for political office opens April 28th.

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