by BRAD ROLLINS
Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe says she will not seek four more years in 2014, preparing instead for the next stage of her career while serving out the last 16 months of her term.
“I have decided that I think eight years is plenty for anybody to be district attorney and it’s time for me move on to some other things. I’m real excited about some other opportunities that I am going to pursue,” Tibbe told the San Marcos Mercury on Thursday.
Her decision averts what certainly would have been a bruising, protracted battle against either Wes Mau, an assistant Texas attorney general against whom she narrowly took office in 2006, or against Lynn Peach, a former Hays County prosecutor who roiled the local criminal justice system in 2009 with allegations of wrongdoing against a colleague and San Marcos police. Mau and Peach have been campaigning for months for the Republican nomination ahead of party primaries in March.
Tibbe declined to discuss her post-office plans, specifically speculation that she is angling for an appointment in President Obama’s Department of Justice.
”I’m not going to discuss any of that stuff,” she said.
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