(WICHITA, Kan.) — Former deputy district attorney Kevin O'Connor will announce Wednesday that he plans to run for Sedgwick County District Attorney. He will run against Marc Bennett, who is the current deputy district attorney.
O'Connor worked in the district attorney's office for 17 years before resigning in 2009. He said he left because he no longer felt comfortable working for District Attorney Nola Foulston.
Since leaving the office, O'Connor has worked as a special prosecutor for Butler County and the Attorney General's Office.
Foulston announced in September that she would not seek reelection. She's held the position for five terms. The election between Bennett and O'Connor will be held in August 2012.