Sedgwick County is seeing the end of an era with the retirement of District Attorney Nola Foulston, a Democrat first elected in 1988 and the first woman to hold the job. Foulston has written a commentary, available at Kansas.com/opinion, reflecting on her 24 years in office and expressing gratitude for the agencies and community organizations that have been partners in crime fighting with her office. Foulston notes that her office has handled tragic cases, grieved with victims and also made law at the U.S. Supreme Court, concluding: “I will always be grateful for the support and encouragement from our community, without which my job would have been immensely more difficult. I have always believed and endeavored each day to promote the principle that the duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict.” Foulston will be succeeded by Republican Marc Bennett, deputy district attorney in Foulston’s office.
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