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Saturday, November 3, 2012
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Former GA State Senator Mary Squires endorses David Cooke for Macon DA
(Macon, GA) Former Georgia State Senator and Democratic nominee for Georgia Insurance Commissioner Mary Squires today endorsed David Cooke for Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney.
“As someone who broke down a lot of political barriers in Georgia – the first woman to run for U.S. Senate from either party in Georgia, for example – I respect public servants who put themselves on the line to protect our families and our communities, and that exemplifies David Cooke,” said Squires. “From watching David proudly on Nancy Grace to seeing him be tapped by Gov. Nathan Deal to head up a statewide training effort of our DA’s offices on sex trafficking prosecution, David Cooke has been protecting and defending our families with compassion and expertise. I’m honored to endorse him for Macon DA.”
David previously served as Chief of the Special Victims Unit (SVU) for four years, was a Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia, where he successfully handled the starvation and torture-murder case of five-year-old Terrell Peterson. In addition to working in the Homicide and Special Victims Units in Atlanta, Cooke served as an Assistant Solicitor-General in Athens, GA, and as an Assistant District Attorney in Carrollton, GA.
Cooke is a frequent lecturer on crimes against women and children, and has been featured multiple times as an expert commentator on HLN’s Nancy Grace Show