TAZEWELL COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — Monday, Tazewell County State’s Attorney Stewart Umholtz officially filed his letter of resignation, meaning the position of Tazewell County State’s Attorney will be on the 2022 General Election ballot in November.

In his resignation letter, Umholtz said he was the only candidate nominated for resident circuit court judge of the 10th Judicial District, meaning he is running unopposed in November.

Umholtz endorsed Chief Assistant Kevin Johnson to pick up where he left off.

“I know that [Johnson] has the training, qualifications and experience to address, as State’s Attorney, the difficult issues which continue to confront law enforcement and the citizens of Tazewell County. Even more importantly, Kevin Johnson has the good judgment and wisdom to serve justice in our community,” Umholtz wrote.

Umholtz said he’s been proud to maintain a dedicated staff and work with the Tazewell County community.

“My purpose as State’s Attorney has always been to create a culture within our office of do it right and do it well and hopefully that culture will continue,” Umholtz said.

Umholtz’s resignation is effective Nov. 30.