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Tehama Co. DA announces he's not seeking re-election

Photo courtesy of the Tehama County District Attorney's Office

Tehama County District Attorney Gregg Cohen announced Friday through a press release that he will not be seeking re-election to his sixth term.

Cohen has been the Tehama County District Attorney for the past 20 years and has been voted in as so in five separate elections.

"My decision not to run for re-election has been one of the toughest decisions of my professional life," said Cohen. "I have loved being Tehama County's District Attorney for the past 20 years. The position has challenged me greatly, allowed me to mature, and grow and develop in the profession I love."

Cohen came to the Tehama County District Attorney's Office in 1996 having previously worked as a prosecutor for both the San Diego City Attorney's Office and the US Attorney's Office.

Cohen served as a Deputy District Attorney in Tehama County and also in Shasta County before being elected in 1998.

"The people of Tehama County have been absolutely wonderful to me, having entrusted me with guiding and directing the District Attorney's Office for the last 20 years," said Cohen. "I love living and working in Tehama County and truly feel blessed to have been the DA for this long."

Carolyn Walker and Matthew Rogers have both announced they will be running for the position on June 5.

Rogers currently works as Tehama County's Assistant District Attorney. He started working for the office in 2005 as a clerk and worked his way up to the Assistant District Attorney position.

According to her campaign Facebook page, Walker is the Attorney and Legal Program Manager at Alternatives to Violence in Tehama County.

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