Campaign manager Chris Haworth announced today in a statement that David Clarke will not run for Milwaukee County executive once the position is vacated by Gov.-elect Scott Walker.
Clarke will continue to serve as Milwaukee County sheriff, a post he's held since 2002.
In the statement Clarke said, "I am grateful for the trust and support the voters gave me in the election earlier this month, and I want to focus my full attention on improving the quality of life for the people of Milwaukee County.
"Starting another campaign just after being elected to a new term is not the right step at this point. I’m committed to keeping this organization on track toward improving the quality of life for the people of Milwaukee County. Public safety continues to be my passion and job one for this office."
Clarke also noted, without specifics, that his office is working on several new initiatives for 2011.