CLINTON — The Clinton County Democratic Party has chosen Clinton School Board member Bruce A. Ingham to be its candidate for Clinton County Attorney for the Nov. 7 general election.

The selection was made at a reconvened session of the Clinton County Democratic Convention on Tuesday at Democratic Headquarters. Since Ingham did not file to run in the June 6 primary, he could not have been listed on the ballot without convention approval. No other Democrats ran in the June 6 primary.

At 7 p.m. a quorum of delegates present was announced and the convention called to order by Democratic County Chairwoman Jean Pardee. The nomination was made by Jack Wolfe and seconded by Kay Tabor Ingham, both delegates to the County Convention. The nomination was approved unanimously by the convention delegates.

Ingham received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University in 1976 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa in 1981. He has been admitted to practice law in the courts of the state of Iowa; the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Northern and Central districts of Iowa and the Central District of Illinois.

Ingham served five years as first assistant Muscatine County attorney and more than 12 years as first assistant Clinton County attorney. He served as acting Jackson County attorney for several months in 1987 and has prosecuted cases for the Scott County attorney’s office. From 1999 to the present he has been in private practice in Davenport. Early in his career he was in general private practice in Muscatine.

He won a seat on the Clinton School Board in September 2003 in his first bid for public office.

He will face incumbent Clinton County Attorney Mike Wolf in the November election. Wolf has won two consecutive four-year terms in office, last defeating Democrat Bill Vilmont in 2002.

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