McHugh seeks re-election in 2012

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

In announcing his intention to seek a fourth term Gergory J. McHugh, a Democrat noted his ongoing support from Sheriff Tom Thompson and past Sheriff Larry Glancey. Good law enforcement remains the reason for so many successful prosecutions in Mercer County according to McHugh. He added, "OUr hardworking detectives and deputies are the equal of any in the state." We also work very well with law enforcement in our towns and villages."

McHugh, who has raised a family in Viola, announced this will be his final term. Since his first election in 2000 the office has increased criminal prosecution and also began actively representing the county agencies in civil matters.

"While criminal law is our primary focus we  have put together a very qualified staff to served all of Mercer County," said McHugh. "At the end of my term Mercer C ounty will be well served by current Assistant State's Attorney Meeghan N. Lee of Aledo."