Gov. appoints Courtney Tracy as District Attorney of Newton County
Governor Rick Perry Monday announced the appointment of a replacement for Newton County District Attorney Robert Choate who resigned earlier this month.
Gov. Perry has appointed Courtney Tracy of Newton as district attorney of Newton County. The appointment is effective Oct. 31, 2013 for a term to expire at the next general election.
Tracy is an attorney in private practice and former assistant city attorney for the City of Houston. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Daughters of the Republic of Texas. She is also president of the Newton Chamber of Commerce and event chair of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Newton County.
Tracy received a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University and a law degree from South Texas College of Law.
According to 12News file stories, Newton County Judge Truman Dougharty said he received a call from Governor Perry's office at the beginning of the month informing him of Choat's resignation. He was told the resignation was turned in on October 2 and will be effective October 31.
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