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Longtime Wake County DA won't seek re-election

Posted January 9, 2014 5:10 p.m. EST
Updated January 9, 2014 7:16 p.m. EST

Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby

— Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby, who was first elected to the state's 10th Prosecutorial District in 1986, says he won't seek re-election this year.

Willoughby was first elected the prosecutor of the state's 10th Prosecutorial District in 1986 after being appointed acting district attorney by Gov. Jim Hunt in 1983, according to the Wake County District Attorney's website.

"I made the decision recently," he said Thursday afternoon. "I told the staff this afternoon. I just feel it's the right time to do that."

Willoughby would not elaborate on his future plans.