Seth Uphoff Enters Livingston Co. State's Attorney Race

By WEEK Producer

October 20, 2011 Updated Oct 20, 2011 at 9:39 PM CDT

A Peoria County Assistant State's Attorney is attempting to make a move home.

Seth Uphoff served five years under former Peoria County State's Attorney Kevin Lyons.

He prosecuted many high profile cases and managed over 25 other assistants within Lyons' office.

Livingston County State's Attorney, Tom Brown, decided not to run for re-election after 29 years in office.

Uphoff, who is from Flanagan, says the idea of returning home with his experience from Peoria County is exciting.

"Wherever you go as a prosecutor it is important to meet the needs of the people who are there. While there may not be as many high profile crimes that occur in Livingston County, there is always the possibility for that so you need someone there who can handle those issues if and when they arise," said Uphoff, who attended Eureka College for his undergraduate degree and Creighton University for law school.

Pontiac attorney Bill Bertram previously announced plans to run for Livingston County State's Attorney in the 2012 republican primary.

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