Yocom Won't Seek Re-Election

Yocom Won't Seek Re-Election

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- After four stints as Salt Lake County's lead prosecutor, District Attorney David Yocom will retire from politics when his term ends in January 2007.

Yocom, who once prosecuted serial killer Ted Bundy, but will likely be most-remembered for the recent prosecution of former county Mayor Nancy Workman, announced his decision Saturday.

"There is a time to hang it up and let someone younger with more energy and new ideas have the opportunity to serve as your district attorney," 66-year-old Yocom said at the annual convention of Salt Lake County Democrats at Highland High School.

Last year, Republicans said Yocom was playing partisan politics when he charged Workman with two felonies for an alleged misuse of county funds after she hired accountants for a Boys and Girls Club run by her daughter.

Workman was acquitted of the charges in February, but dropped her bid for re-election because of the case.

Among those believed to be angling to replace Yocom are the county's current assistant justice division director, Kent Morgan, a Republican; Salt Lake City prosecutor Sim Gill, a Democrat; and former attorney general candidate Greg Skordas, who was Workman's defense attorney.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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