SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully informed her staff on Monday afternoon that she will not seek re-election in 2014.
Scully, who has spent 34 years in the district attorney’s office, first as a deputy DA, will leave the office Dec. 31, 2014.
In an email announcement to her staff, Scully said the decision came with mixed emotions.
“It will be hard to say goodbye to all of you and to my career as a prosecutor,” she wrote. “On the other hand, I look forward to another chapter in my life.”
Scully praised the accomplishments of her office despite budget cutbacks and said she hoped to restore positions and services during the remainder of her term.
She also said she would continue to lead the effort to establish a regional family justice center to support and assist victims of domestic and family violence.
A lifelong Sacramento resident, Scully began working in the DA’s office in 1979 and was elected to her first term as district attorney in 1994.