Richards was the first woman to be voted Allen County Prosecutor and has served 3 terms. If she wins, she will be the first Allen County Prosecutor to serve 4 terms.
Richards says her department has worked efficiently at dealing with the new issues that emerge, and will continue to do so.
"The financial crimes that we've prosecuted is a huge increase in identity theft and various financial crimes. We've taken that on and have a 96.4% conviction rate in those areas."
As WFFT announced a few weeks ago, also running for prosecutor in the Republican Primary is local attorney J Michael Loomis.
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