North Carolina veteran attorney Arthur Donadio has officially entered the race to become district attorney for the new district that combines Moore and Hoke counties.
Donadio, a Republican, has been endorsed by current District Attorney Maureen Krueger, who has served as Moore County’s top prosecutor for the last decade. Krueger recently announced that she will not be seeking another term.
“In late summer, Maureen announced that she wasn’t going to run after all and she asked if I wanted to,” Donadio told The Pilot.com. “At first, that wasn’t my plan. Then folks started coming to me and asking me to run. I really started thinking about it and I realized I’ve been making my home here in Moore County since I started out.”
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Donadio is convinced that he has all the qualities and qualifications to succeed in the job.
“I combine the experience, the legal knowledge, the judgment and the temperament to succeed Maureen and be the best choice for Moore and Hoke counties,” he said. “I’ll do everything in my power, within the bounds of the law, to serve and protect the people of Moore County and to take care of my law enforcement officers — to make sure that they don’t have to feel like they’re wasting their time out there.”
Moore is expected to be challenged in the Republican primary by Michael Hardin, a resident of Southern Pines and chief assistant district attorney for Hoke and Scotland counties.