The current Assistant State’s Attorney is one step closer to getting a big promotion.
Matt Klahn defeated Bill Brozovich and Mike Downey to earn the Republican nomination for Lee County State’s Attorney.
Klahn received lots of support heading into the election. Sheriff John Simonton and five county board members all endorsed him. No democrats ran in the primary, which means Klahn will automatically win the November election if no independent candidate emerges.
The job opened up after Lee County State’s Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller decided not to run for re-election. The decision came after she drove drunk and crashed into a parked car on November 15th. She’s serving 24 months of court supervision and required to undergo alcohol treatment.