County prosecutor Fred Anderson to retire

Daniel Pepper Staff Writer

Allegan County Prosecuting Attorney Fred Anderson has officially announced he is retiring.
Anderson told Allegan County Commissioners Thursday, Feb. 28, he wouldn’t seek reelection this year, joining Sheriff Blaine Koops in announcing his retirement.
“It’s kind of a bittersweet time for me,” Anderson said. “It’s not been a well-kept secret I’m not going to run for reelection as prosecuting attorney.
“It’s going to be a big transition, because I’ve given my heart and soul to Allegan County.”
The Gun Plain Township resident has held office since 1993 and was previously in private practice in Plainwell. He said it seemed like time to retire, as his wife Carol is now retired as a librarian and teacher from Plainwell Community Schools. They have three grown sons.
“I think I’m leaving Allegan County in a good place,” Anderson said. “We’ve got some excellent young prosecutors.
“When I took office, I said I wanted this office to be the best law firm in Allegan County.
“I told them I wanted them to act like it and look like it and they did.”

For full story, pick up a copy of the Feb. 29 issue of The Union Enterprise, the March 3 issue of The Allegan County News or subscribe to the e-edition.

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