According to a press release sent Tuesday morning, Cassandra Goldman will not be seeking a fourth term as State’s Attorney for Wabash County.

Goldman was first elected to the office for a four-year term in 2008, following up with re-elections to full terms in both 2012 and 2016. The office will be up for election in 2020.

“After careful consideration and discussions with my family, I have decided that my current term will be my last,” said Goldman in the release. “It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Wabash County as your State’s Attorney.”

Prior to her election as State’s Attorney, Goldman had served on the Wabash District 348 Board of Education for seven years.

Goldman cited the connections she has made throughout the last 12 years as one of the reasons coming to the decision to step down was so difficult.

“It was not an easy decision, because I have enjoyed collaborating with so many individuals, groups and organizations to keep our community the safe place that I’ve always called home,” she noted. “It has been a privilege to work with our local law enforcement officers, the county board and the courthouse personnel.”

She also expressed her appreciation for the many people to whom she attributes her success in the role of Wabash County State’s Attorney.

“I want to thank my family for the sacrifices that they have made to allow me to serve our county,” Goldman stated. “I also want to express my gratitude to the citizens of Wabash County for trusting and supporting me in this position.”

At least one other local attorney has thrown their hat into the ring to replace Goldman, as Kelli Storckman, who currently serves as City Attorney for the City of Mount Carmel, announced she would be running for the open State’s Attorney job on the Republican ballot in 2020.