Montmorency Co. prosecutor won’t seek re-election as Republican

ATLANTA, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula said she will seek re-election in November as an independent, not as a Republican.

“I no longer feel like I can support the national Republican Party,” Vicki Kundinger told The Alpena News.

Kundinger has been the Montmorency County prosecutor since 2015. She also was the prosecutor from 1984 to 1999, the newspaper said.

President Donald Trump got about 70% of the vote in Montmorency in 2016.

No other Democratic or Republican candidates have filed to run for prosecutor in the August primary election.

There’s a July 16 deadline for anyone who wants to challenge Kundinger in the fall by also running as an independent.