Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said Thursday she won’t be a candidate for Missouri attorney general in 2016.
The Democrat had been mentioned as a possible candidate to replace Chris Koster, who is running for governor.
But Baker said she has decided to run for re-election as prosecutor.
“I am extremely proud of the success my office has achieved,” her statement said. “However, there is much more work to do.”
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Democrats Scott Sifton and Jake Zimmerman have announced campaigns for Missouri attorney general. Republican Kurt Schaefer has also said he will be a candidate.
Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders, a Democrat, is also said to be considering the race.
Sanders, a former prosecutor, appointed Baker to the post in 2011. She was elected to a four-year term in 2012.