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Trotter files for Lawrence County prosecutor

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Monett attorney Don Trotter is among the candidates who filed on Tuesday to run for Lawrence County prosecutor. Trotter is seeking to succeed Robert George, who has filed to run for associate circuit court judge.

Trotter, who grew up in Purdy and went to school in Cassville, has had his local law practice for more than three years. Trotter earned his law degree from the University of Arkansas and began practicing as an assistant prosecutor for Lawrence County under George. He held the position for three years and subsequently worked for two years as a partner with Cassville attorney John Lewright. Trotter ran for prosecutor of Barry County in 2002.

"Running for Lawrence County prosecutor has always been in the back of my mind, once Bob decided to change jobs," Trotter said. "It's where I trained."

Trotter said he has never stopped being a prosecutor in municipal court. He has served in that capacity in Pierce City for seven years, for Butterfield and Washburn for five years and in Verona for two years.

"I would bring experience to the job," Trotter said. "I've got 25 jury trials under my belt, including two murder trials I prepared for the Lawrence County prosecutor's office that we won after I left. I've handled over 100 felony bench trials and hundreds of misdemeanor bench trials."

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