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Gov. Cooper Appoints New Superior Court Judge for Anson, Richmond and Scotland Counties

Raleigh

Governor Roy Cooper has appointed Dawn M. Layton to serve as a Superior Court Judge in District 16A, which consists of Anson, Richmond and Scotland Counties. She will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Tanya Wallace.

“Dawn’s extensive legal experience makes her qualified for this role, and I’m confident that she will serve her district well,” said Gov. Cooper.

Dawn Layton, of Rockingham, North Carolina, currently serves as Chief Assistant District Attorney for Prosecutorial District 21. She has nearly 15 years of experience working as a prosecutor in the District Attorney’s Office. Layton previously worked with Child Support Enforcement in North Carolina as both an agent and later a lead agent. She received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from East Carolina University and her Juris Doctor from Regent University School of Law.

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