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Kurtz named chief assistant D.A.
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Anne Kurtz has been named the chief assistant district attorney for the Alcovy Judicial Circuit, according to District Attorney Layla Zon.

Kurtz has been with the district attorney's office in Newton County since 2007. She earned a bachelor's degree in business management in 2004 from Georgia Tech and earned a law degree in 2007 from Georgia State College of Law. Kurtz worked for the Cobb County District Attorney's office during the summer of her second year of law school.

"I went to high school in Morgan County so I was familiar with the area and was really excited about getting to move closer to my mother, who still lives in Madison," said Kurtz.

Kurtz has two dogs (a Chihuahua and a bullmastiff) whom she calls "the loves of my life."

She has also recently taken up running.

"I'm still not very good at it, but I have enjoyed going to the local 5k's and even did a half-marathon last spring," she said. "I also ran my first Peachtree Road Race this summer."

Kurtz said she is grateful for the opportunity given to her by Zon and for the confidence the district attorney has shown in her abilities.

"I've put my heart and soul into my work since joining the DA's office and am so thankful for the chance to take an even more active role in this office and this community," she said. "This job isn't just about moving cases and prosecuting crimes; it's about strengthening our community and making it a safer place for all our residents. I'm excited about what the future holds and look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of both Newton and Walton counties."