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Calumet County D.A. Ken Kratz resigns

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CALUMET COUNTY (WKOW) -- Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz has resigned. Kratz had previously admitted to sending racy text messages to a domestic abuse victim.

Two weeks ago, Governor Doyle began the process to remove Kratz from office.

In a news release, Ken Kratz said, "It is with deep sadness and regret that I announce my resignation as Calumet County District Attorney, effective immediately.

"I have lost the confidence of the people I represent due primarily to personal issues which have now affected my professional career. I am receiving treatment for these conditions outside the state of Wisconsin, and plan to continue treatment upon my return. I hope to repair my reputation and resume my legal career."

Kratz went on to say, "I offer a sincere apology to my wife, son, and entire family for the embarrassment and shame I have caused. They remain supportive of my efforts to seek professional help, and I will be a better person as a result."

"I also wish to thank my staff for the many years of support and dedication they have provided. Finally, my deepest apology to the citizens of Calumet County, who entrusted me for 18 years with their support as District Attorney."

We will have more on this developing story on WKOW.com and on 27 News at 5 & 6, including reaction from Governor Doyle.

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