So. Illinois Prosecutor to Switch Political Parties

Apr 4, 2019

A southern Illinois prosecutor says he's changing political parties for the 2020 election.

Jefferson County State's Attorney Sean Featherstun says he'll run as a Republican next year. He tells WSIL he's grown apart from the Democratic Party, especially on issues such as gun control.

Featherstun is a Mount Vernon native who was the Jefferson County chief public defender before winning election as state's attorney in 2016.