SIOUX CITY | Woodbury County Attorney P.J. Jennings is running for re-election in November.

Jennings said he has performed well in the position for eight years and wants a third term.

"We have faced many challenges since I was first elected, and I think my office has responded very well. The crime rate in our community continues to be relatively low, and I would like to think that my office has played a role in that achievement," he said.

With Jennings making his announcement, all four county officials who have expiring terms this year have decided to run for re-election. County Board members David Tripp and George Boykin, both of Sioux City, and County Treasurer Mike Clayton, of Salix, are candidates.

No other people have filed for office. The filing deadline for county office is March 26.

Jennings, 50, is a Democrat from Sergeant Bluff. He first won office in 2006.

He leads a team of attorneys who prosecute criminal cases and provide legal expertise to county departments.

"As the leader of this department I help to provide guidance and the appropriate tools and training for the assistants and support staff to succeed," Jennings said.

"I am hopeful that the members of this community approve of how I have conducted myself since taking over this office and how this department has gone about its day-to-day operations."

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