Macon Councilwoman Lauren Benedict endorses David Cooke for DA

Sunday, November 4, 2012
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Macon Councilwoman Lauren Benedict endorses David Cooke for Macon DA


(Macon, GA) Macon City Councilwoman Lauren Benedict today endorsed Democrat David Cooke for Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney.

“I’m proud to endorse David Cooke for District Attorney. David is a top-notch prosecutor who is an expert in putting those who prey on women and children in jail where they belong. Shutting down sex trafficking in Middle Georgia, a priority for David, is not just the right thing to do, it is critical for economic development. David is experienced, he’s fair, he’s dedicated, and he will be a huge asset for Middle Georgia families,” Benedict said. “David will be the kind of District Attorney that protects and serves everyone equally – and he’s exactly who we need in the DA’s office.”

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.

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