Bloomington lawyer and former deputy prosecutor Margie Rice is seeking the office of Monroe County prosecutor in the May Democratic primary election.

Rice has been a Monroe County resident for three decades and an attorney for more than 20 years.

Rice has served as a deputy prosecutor in Lawrence County, handling criminal cases, enforcing child support cases and overseeing Adult Protective Services matters. She worked in private practice in criminal defense and family law.

She was corporate counsel for the city of Bloomington, and also an attorney for Monroe County.

“Margie Rice brings years of legal experience and knowledge, a long history of resolving community issues, and an unmatched commitment to the concepts of social and restorative justice," said Rice for Prosecutor Campaign Chairwoman Charlotte Zietlow, a longtime Bloomington politician. “I agreed to serve as campaign chair because Margie has a sincere desire to assure every citizen fair treatment under the law."

Rice said the core principles of her campaign will be social justice, public safety, crime prevention, education and reducing recidivism. “Encouraging peace and safety is important to me, not only as a lawyer, but also as a citizen and a mother,” Rice said.

She graduated with honors from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 1997 and from Butler University in 1990. She has been involved with Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Monroe County YMCA, Local First Bloomington, LifeDesigns, Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association, Monroe County Democratic Women’s Caucus, IU Health Bloomington’s Patient Family Advisory Council, 100 Women Who Care, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

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