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Voters choose new district attorney to serve Eau Claire County


Eau Claire County (WQOW) - Tuesday, voters chose a new district attorney to serve Eau Claire County. 

Gary King, who currently serves as the county's Assistant DA beat out his boss, Brian Wright, by over 3,000 votes.  King says he believes it was a combination of his thirteen year criminal law background, plus support from Eau Claire County's former DA, Rich White and the Eau Claire Professional Police Association, that gave him the edge.

WQOW News 18 asked King what it was like running against a fellow employee. 

"At the beginning of the process I was very up front with Mr. Wright and he in turn was very respectful about my decision to run for the office. And while from the outside looking in, that may look like it would have created some issues, I think we would both be in agreement that it didn't," says King.  

King will be sworn in as the new DA in January.  Wright was appointed to the position by Governor Walker this spring; after Rich White stepped down to take a job in the private sector.

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