Parks White will be the new district attorney for the five-county Northern Judicial Circuit, which includes Madison County.
White defeated longtime incumbent Bob Lavender in the Tuesday Republican Primary, winning four of the five counties in the circuit, including Madison County, where he received 3,056 votes (53.46 percent) to Lavender’s 2,660 (46.54 percent). White won the circuit with 55 percent of the vote — 9,952 to 8,142. Lavender’s lone win was in Elbert County, where he resides.
The new district attorney, who does not have Democratic opposition in November, thanked the citizens of the circuit, saying he is “so honored to have their support and their votes.”
“I look forward to serving them and making the community safer,” said White.
He also thanked those who worked for him during the campaign.