Bloomington lawyer Matt Schulz is seeking the office of Monroe County prosecutor in the 2018 election.

Schulz was a deputy prosecutor in Monroe County after graduating from Indiana University's Mauer School of Law in 2010, and handled criminal cases involving drugs, alcohol, traffic offenses and child support enforcement. In the fall of 2013, he opened Schulz Law Office in Bloomington, focusing on criminal defense and family law.

“I recognize a need for an approach that is firm, yet fair," the Bedford native said in a news release announcing his candidacy. "I’m running as a Democrat, and I’d like to put my diverse experience to work for the residents of Monroe County.”

After receiving a bachelor's degree from IU, Schulz joined the U.S. Army and served as an air traffic controller. He was deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005, and during that time, he received a master's degree in management and leadership from Webster University.

Schulz is an assistant professor at Ivy Tech in Bloomington, where he is the department chairman for the Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies departments. He is president of the Monroe County Bar Association and is involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana and the Real Men Read program. He serves on the board of directors of Mental Health America in Monroe County.

His campaign website is mattforprosecutor.com.