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February 16, 2010

Incumbent Republican Terry Modesitt to run again for prosecutor

TERRE HAUTE — Vigo County Prosecutor Terry Modesitt is seeking another four years in office.

Modesitt, the only Republican serving in a countywide office in Vigo County, told a packed VFW hall on Terre Haute’s near-north side Tuesday afternoon that there is more work for him to do.

“The job’s not done,” Modesitt, speaking at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post on Eagle Street between 11th and 12th streets.

Modesitt was first elected to office in 2006 when he defeated Democratic candidate Sarah Mullican, who had been serving as chief deputy prosecutor under former Democratic Prosecutor Bob Wright.

Modesitt won that contentious race with 54 percent of the vote.

“He’s truly an inspiration to all of us,” said Detective Troy Davis of the Terre Haute Police Department, who introduced Modesitt to the crowd of several hundred supporters in the VFW hall. Modesitt is “one of the finest prosecutors that I’ve ever worked with,” he said.

Modesitt, in a short speech formally announcing his candidacy, said his main goal when elected three years ago was to make sure the office treated everyone the same, regardless of politics or other factors. “We have done that,” Modesitt said.

A second goal was to make sure he and his staff considered things from the point of view of crime victims, he said. “We’ve met with hundreds of victims,” he said.

During his first term, Modesitt reorganized the prosecutor’s office by appointing deputy prosecutors to handle specifically drug and sex crimes, he said. Many people consider illegal drugs to be the main criminal problem in Vigo County, Modesitt said. And sex crimes, especially those against children, deserve “aggressive prosecution.”

“If we can’t protect our children, what good are we?” Modesitt asked.

Organizers of the campaign kickoff event estimated nearly 400 people showed up. T-shirts bearing Modesitt’s name were handed out at the door and 300 shirts were given away, organizers said.

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