State Attorney Glenn Hess will not seek fourth term

In a press release, Glenn Hess announced this will be his final year as State Attorney. (WJHG/WECP) -

BAY COUNTY, Fa. (WJHG/WECP) - State Attorney Glenn Hess will not seek a fourth term.

In a press release, Hess announced this will be his final year as State Attorney.

"Twelve years ago, when I resigned as Circuit Judge to run for State Attorney, I promised to build a better prosecutor’s office. With the much appreciated help from scores of people over those years, we have," Hess said.

Hess also said when he first ran for office, prosecutors were losing half of the felony cases they tried.

"Our prosecutors are now winning 80% of their trials. We are one of the top three State Attorney’s Offices in Florida," Hess said.

Hess also announced his support for Larry Basford to be his successor.

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