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Polite announces D. A. candidacy

March 1, 2004

Albany -- Albany Attorney Ingrid Driskell Polite Monday announced her plans to run for Dougherty County District Attorney.

If she wins Polite would become the first woman and the first African American to hold that office. Polite decided to announce her candidacy on her 36th birthday.

With a small group of supporters behind her on the Courthouse steps, Polite said she wants to continue "the wind of change sweeping Albany."

A defense attorney since 1993, Polite wants to change the way citizens view the criminal justice system in Dougherty County. Polite said "As your District Attorney, I will never evaluate a case based on my personal beliefs or ideology. Why? Because when this happens, prosecuting becomes more about fulfilling one's own agenda, rather than seeking justice for the citizens of Dougherty County."

 This will be Polite's first run for political office. The Primary elections for the District Attorney's office will be held July 20th.

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