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Posted: August 11, 2010 12:30 a.m.

Zon to become next DA

Named to position by Governor Perdue

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Layla Zon

Interim District Attorney Layla Zon has been appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue to serve as the next District Attorney of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit.

She has been acting as interim DA since Ken Wynne was sworn in as the county’s fifth judge at the end of June. There are three years remaining of the term and Perdue elected not to hold a special election and simply name Zon as Wynne’s successor.

Zon earned a Bachelor of Science Government from Liberty University, then attended Georgia State Law School. She became an Assistant District Attorney for the Alcovy Circuit in 2000 and was named Chief ADA in 2003. She is also the first female in Newton County to serve as District Attorney.

A swearing in date will be announced by Perdue at a later time.

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