July 12, 2023

Fogal Will Not Seek Re-election

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Franklin County District Attorney Matthew D. Fogal has released the following statement:

After very thoughtful and deliberate consideration, I have determined that I will not seek another term as District Attorney of Franklin County, PA. Because I am “independent” and without any partisan political party affiliation, there is simply no viable path to re-election in Franklin County at this time. And as such, I cannot in good conscience ask my friends and neighbors to support me with their signature on nominating papers, and certainly not their subsequent commitment of time, money or spirit.

Fortunately, I have a number of opportunities to continue my professional career, and I look forward to selecting the best path in the coming months.

It has been my privilege and honor to be the caretaker of this public office. I was taught long ago that a prosecutor must always do the right thing, for the right reasons, no matter what, and that is how I have endeavored to serve all of the people of this county. To the judges who appointed me to be District Attorney back in 2009, I hope I have honored your decision.

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