STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAU) – State Representative Louis Molepske Junior (D-Stevens Point) will end his legislative career to run for the top prosecutor's job in Portage County.

“I pledge to you my solemn oath...that I will uphold the law...that I will act judiciously, fairly, with dignity,” Molepske told supporters on the steps of the county courthouse.

The 38-year-old will not seek re-election to the state Assembly this fall. Instead, he will campaign for the district attorney's position that will open after Tom Eagon is sworn in as a judge this summer.

Voters first elected Molepske to the Assembly in a special election in 2003. He has been re-elected four times.

Molepske earned his law degree from Marquette University in 2001. He has served as a mayoral assistant and assistant city attorney in Stevens Point and as a former special prosecutor in the district attorney's office.

“The intricacies of law is where I've been exposed very forthright in nine years,” Molepske said referring to his legislative experience.