D.A. Taylor Will Seek Reelection

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor will seek re-election. He made the official announcement Tuesday at Memorial Hall in the presence of his office staff, law enforcement and his wife.

Taylor said the goals he set out with four years ago, to focus on prosecuting criminal cases, drug, crime and gang violence, and to strengthen the relationship with law enforcement, have been accomplished.

He also laid out his goals if re-elected: "For those of you who know me, you know that I'm a very goal-oriented type of person. I have established three more goals that hopefully the citizens of Shawnee County will allow us, come November 6 this year," Taylor said.

"The first thing that I will do is to work to re-energize the investigation and prosecution of cold cases in our community," he said.

"The second is that we will continue to strive every day in our working relationships with our law enforcement partners so that the work product that we put forth in the courtroom every day is the best that it can be," he said.

"Lastly I want to continue the efficient, professional and successful prosecution office that we have built, which I believe has come to be the model for the best in the State of Kansas," he said.

Secretary of State Kris Kobach witnessed Taylor signing the official papers seeking re-election.

Taylor took office in 2009, beating Republican candidate Eric Rucker for the position.


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