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.”
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.