March 30, 2023
ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO – St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann is accepting letters or emails of interest through April 5 for the vacancy of the office of Prosecuting Attorney. Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar announced his decision to retire from public office in an earlier news release today.
“When there is a vacancy in the office of Prosecuting Attorney, the County Charter charges me with appointing someone to fill that vacancy,” Ehlmann says. “My appointment is subject to confirmation by the County Council.”
The Charter requires that the person appointed shall be a member of the same political party as the previous occupant. Once appointed, the person holds office until Jan. 1, 2024, following the next general election at which a successor shall be elected for the unexpired term. The attorney chosen to serve as Prosecutor will need to stand for election for the remainder of the term at the August 2024 primary and, if successful there, at the November 2024 general election.
To fulfill the Charter, County Executive Ehlmann will be taking private letters or emails of interest or nomination to his office until 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2023, and will set up interviews of potential candidates. Ehlmann will then submit his appointment to the County Council for confirmation. An acting prosecutor will be appointed by Ehlmann until the position is filled.
To serve as Prosecuting Attorney, applicants must meet the following qualifications as outlined in the County Charter:
- Must be a registered voter in St. Charles County who has resided in St. Charles County for a period of not less than two years immediately prior to the general election.
- Does not at the time of assuming office, and during the term in office, hold any other remunerative office with the United States, the State of Missouri, St. Charles County, or any political subdivision of the State. This does not apply to membership in the military forces of the United States, the State militia, or notaries public.
- Be currently and for at least five years have been duly licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri.
Emails may be sent to PROSECUTORAPPLICATIONS@SCCMO.ORG.
Letters may be delivered to:
100 North Third Street, Suite 318
St. Charles, MO 63301
Media Contact: Mary Enger, Communications Director, 636-949-1856, or 636-443-1008, email@example.com