Charles County swears in first African American state's attorney Anthony B. Covington, Esq. Attorney Covington received almost 65 percent of the votes in the Democratic primary, and he ran uncontested in the general election.
Covington, 49, received his bachelor's degree from South Carolina State College in 1983 before serving eight years in the U.S. Air Force. He attended American University Washington College of Law and began his legal career in the Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office in 1991.
After about 18 months, he moved to work at the Charles County prosecutor's office until 1997, when he shifted to private practice. He rejoined the Charles County State's Attorney's Office in 2003.
He lives in Waldorf and has a twin daughter and son.
On the campaign trail, Covington stressed the importance of forging trust between law enforcement and the community.
With Charles's population on the rise, the area could see an increase in crime unless local leaders and citizens work together to keep it safe, he said. The role of the State's Attorney's Office is not only to prosecute crimes effectively, but to help in deterring crime and keeping people from being repeat offenders. To learn more about attorney Covington go to: http://www.charlescounty.org/sao
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