Updated Sept. 23, 2019 at 4:03 p.m.
Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry resigned from office Monday as he continues prostate cancer treatment. He notified Gov. Eric Holcomb of his resignation Monday morning.
Curry announced he has undergone cancer treatment since 2015. After recent developments in his diagnosis, he decided to resign midterm.
“I’m still upbeat about my treatment and my health going forward," Curry says. "But, kind of where I am in my treatment and for a number of considerations, it’s been necessary that I scale back my professional commitments and focus on my health and family.”
According to state law, Chief Trial Deputy Ryan Mears will immediately assume the role as acting prosecutor. A caucus of Marion County Democratic Precinct Committeepersons will be called within 30 days to elect an individual to fulfill the term through Dec. 31, 2022.
“Serving as the Marion County Prosecutor has been the privilege of my professional life," Curry said through a press release. "It has been my honor to seek justice on behalf of those who are wronged in our community and to ensure that victims’ rights are protected."
Curry was first elected Marion County Prosecutor in 2010 and successfully ran for re-election in 2014 and 2018. He served as a deputy prosecutor for six year before that.
He will continue to work as a deputy prosecutor while he continues treatment.