Guiling won’t seek reelection

Commonwealth’s Attorney Gail Guiling will not seek another term in this year’s election.

In a statement sent to WRUS Radio by attorney Alan Simpson, Guiling says she will spend the next few months clearing her name against false allegations made against her. After that, she says she will finish her term that ends on December 31st.

Guiling has a pending case in Logan Circuit Court after a special grand jury indicted her last year for engaging in organized crime—a case made against her by the Logan County Sheriff’s Department that she has said is politically motivated.

Guiling says she, “Decided not to run because the office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, and the work it does, is bigger than any one person, as it fights to protect the rights of victims and to protect citizens.”

Acting lead prosecutor Justin Crocker has filed to run for the position in Todd and Logan counties as a Democrat and Republicans Joe Hendricks and Neil Kerr will face off in a Republican primary.