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Zon appointed district attorney

COVINGTON — Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday his appointment of Layla Zon as district attorney for the Alcovy Judicial Circuit.

The vacancy was created by the appointment of former District Attorney Ken Wynne as Superior Court judge for the Alcovy Circuit. Zon assumed the role of district attorney following Wynne's departure in July.

Zon began her career as a prosecutor with the District Attorney's Office in 2000. In 2003, she was promoted to chief assistant district attorney and continued to prosecute cases in the courtroom.

Zon earned a bachelor's degree from Liberty University and her juris doctorate from Georgia State University. She is a member of First Baptist Church of Covington, Rotary Club of Covington, YMCA Board of Directors and the Newton County Community Partnership Board. She enjoys running, adventure racing and mountain biking. Zon lives in Covington with her husband.

Look for a more detailed profile on Zon in a future edition of the Citizen.