Faulkner County Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland has announced his intention to seek re-election in the 2014 general election.

"In November of 2010, I was entrusted by the voters of my district with one of the most fulfilling positions in the state of Arkansas — prosecuting attorney for the 20th Judicial District," Hiland said. "It has been the honor of my professional career to serve in this office of public trust and today, I announce my intention to run for re-election in 2014."

Hiland was the first Republican to hold the prosecuting attorney’s office. The office is now non-partisan. Hiland said it makes little difference how he approaches the job. "The prosecution of crime should not be impacted by a criminal’s political connections or station in life, and I hope my record is reflective of that principle."

Hiland said during his term, he successfully re-established relationships with law enforcement agencies throughout the district and prosecuted murderers, rapists and elected officials and appointees who have criminally abused the public’s trust.

"I want to make clear that every success I have enjoyed is a testament to the efforts of my staff, the professional law enforcement agencies through our communities and to our vigilant citizens who perform the thankless but essential civic responsibility of serving as a jury member," he said.

Hiland said he will begin circulating petitions to file for re-election in late November.

"I want to ask each voter for their vote and support in the coming campaign," he said. "And I seek to serve the citizens of Faulkner, Van Buren and Searcy counties."