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Following 20 years of prosecuting criminal cases in Pierce County, John O'Boyle's career in the legal profession will change with the new year. Phil Pfuehler photo

Pierce DA loved his job but could do without the politics

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ELLSWORTH -- After being elected and re-elected nine times as Pierce County district attorney since 1993, John O'Boyle is job hunting for 2013.


Twenty years ago O'Boyle knocked off the Pierce County district attorney incumbent Andrew Maki.

Twenty years later, the 50-year-old O'Boyle was knocked out of the same office in the August Democrat primary by Sean Froelich.

Froelich was unopposed in the November general election and will succeed O'Boyle in January.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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