On Friday morning (Feb. 21), Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Pettis County Phillip Sawyer announced his intentions to seek the Republican nomination for the office of Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney in the August primary election.

Phillips has served as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for just under two years and said it has always been his intention to run for the office, and with the current Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Mittelhauser leaving the office, he felt it was time.

Listen to our interview with Philips below.