U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett is ending speculation that he would run for Indianapolis mayor or statewide office in the next couple of years.
The former Indiana secretary of state told The Indianapolis Star that he intends to remain in his position as the top federal prosecutor for much of the state through 2016.
The Democrat says he gave considerable thought to running for political office again but decided against leaving his current job. Hogsett says he wants to focus on improving public safety in Indianapolis and around the state.
Hogsett has maintained a high public profile since President Barack Obama named him as U.S. attorney in 2010.
Republican Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard hasn't yet said whether he'll seek a third term in the 2015 election.