COVINGTON, Ga. - Destiny Bryant, senior assistant district attorney for Newton County, announced her candidacy for Alcovy Judicial Circuit District Attorney.
Bryant, a Georgia native, has spent the previous seven years as a prosecutor. She has prosecuted a number of cases, such as homicides, sexual assaults, human trafficking and crimes against children and the elderly.
Bryant felt excited about the opportunities she could bring as the next District Attorney, stating that she could help create objectives to prevent future crimes.
"This will be a historic election because there has not been an open seat for a number of years," she said. "Since I definitely love this community, I'm excited about the potential the community has. Since we are a small circuit - in terms of Newton and Walton County - I think we're very unique in that we really do have the opportunity to launch different types of projects that can be focused on crime prevention.
"I really wanted to run so that I can have an opportunity to craft and develop new objectives for the office that have us more integrated into the community - more involved within the community - to try to prevent crime before it starts opposed to simply a reactionary measure when we have trials."
Bryant has gained experience through representing the state before the Court of Appeals of Georgia and the Supreme Court of Georgia. In addition, she has worked alongside law enforcement agencies, specialized task forces and multi-disciplinary teams.
Formerly, Bryant served as the assistant district attorney for DeKalb County before transitioning back to Newton County, where she lives with her husband and 2-year-old son.
Bryant is a cum laude graduate of Xavier University in Ohio and a graduate of William & Mary Law School in Virginia.
Outside of the District Attorney's office, Bryant is an adjunct professor at Emory Law. She is also a recent member of Kiwanis.