Pierce County (WQOW) - Halle Hatch is one step closer to taking over as district attorney in Pierce County.
She has defeated fellow Democrat Sean Froelich in Tuesday's partisan primary.
Froelich took over as district attorney back in 2013 but that run will now come to an end.
Hatch says her objective is to work collaboratively with law enforcement agencies and exercise effective and open communication to streamline the criminal justice system.
As of primary day, no Republicans have filed for the position, meaning unless someone launches a write-in campaign Hatch will not be contested in November.