The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

January 16, 2014

Mike Cochrane files for Wyoming Co. prosecutor

— Mike Cochrane, the current Wyoming County prosecutor, has filed for election to remain in his current post.

Cochrane said, “I’m looking forward to continue serving as Wyoming County prosecutor. I feel we’ve accomplished so much in the little time I’ve had in office, including our stance on domestic violence and strict drug enforcement and prosecution. But there’s so much that needs to be accomplished. With the hard work and dedication we’ve committed to making this county safe and secure, I cannot wait to meet all the challenges we face in moving forward.”

Cochrane is a 1985 graduate of Man High School and served four years in the United States Navy with two of those spent with the United States Marine Corps. Cochrane graduated with a liberal arts degree from Marshall University in 1994 and Mississippi College School of Law in 1998.

After spending four years in Charlotte, Cochrane served as the Wyoming County Bureau of Child Support attorney for 10 years beginning in 2002. He’s been with the Wyoming County Prosecutor’s Office since 2009 and was appointed to take over for Rick Staton in March 2013 when Staton took a post with the governor’s office.

Cochrane also said, “... I’m very pleased with the direction our office is heading. We work hand-in-hand with our local law enforcement to give this community every protection we possibly can and will prosecute any crime committed in this county to the fullest extent allowed.”