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Vernon Stewart Announces Intention to Keep the District 11A Seat

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Vernon Stewart Announces Intention to Keep the District 11A Seat

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LILLINGTON, NC – Vernon Stewart kicked off his re-election campaign today for District Attorney of Lee and Harnett Counties. He is running to keep his seat as the District 11A prosecutor.


“After encouragement from my family and the law enforcement community, I am pleased to announce that I am running for re-election to continue serving the citizens of Harnett and Lee County as District Attorney,” Stewart said.


“I am proud of the innovations this office has made in the last five years in how we prevent and prosecute crimes. We are at the forefront in developing and implementing programs like the first of its kind Veterans Court in North Carolina, which has been used as a model around the state. We’ve worked with the Federal Government and the US Attorney’s Office to initiate Project Safe Neighborhood in Lee County that has helped reduce violent crime over the past year. I plan to keep working on these and other programs as well as seeking new ways to better meet our community’s unique challenges.”


Stewart is a lifelong resident of Harnett County. He earned a B.B.A. from Campbell University as well as his Juris Doctorate from the Campbell University School of Law. Prior to becoming District Attorney in 2011, Stewart spent 25 years in private practice, during which time he participated as lead counsel or co-counsel in over 75 jury trials in the District, Superior and Federal Courts.  He has served as the Erwin Town Attorney, practiced criminal defense and family law and is a certified Family Law Financial Mediator. He has been a member of First Presbyterian Church in Dunn for 40 years. He and his wife of 30 years Caron live in Erwin where they raised their two children, Kirkland and Maggie.


Candidate filing for the 2016 election cycle begins Tuesday, December 1, 2015.


For more information about District Attorney Vernon Stewart, visit: www.electvernonstewart.com.


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