CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Ten-year Kanawha County Prosecutor Chuck Miller says he’s retiring.

Chuck Miller

Miller hand-delivered his resignation letter to the Kanawha County Commission Friday morning.

In that letter, Miller said it was time to move on to the next phase of his life. The retirement takes effect June 13.

Miller, a former federal prosecutor, decided not to run for reelection this year.

The county commission praised Miller in a Friday statement.

“We would like to thank Prosecutor Miller for his dedicated service to the citizens of Kanawha County since his appointment in 2014. His leadership of the Prosecutors Office has been inspiring to all the Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys and staff. He will be greatly missed. He leaves the County with a legacy of unwavering dedication, integrity, and honor,” the commission said.

State law requires the county commission to appoint at least a temporary replacement within 30 days. It could then decide on a permanent replacement for the rest of his term which ends Dec. 31.

The commission said it will accept resumes and cover letters for the position until June 7 at 5:00 p.m.

Kanawha County Assistant Prosecutor Debra Rusnak won a challenge GOP primary for the seat, while Charleston attorney John Mitchell is the Democratic nominee.

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