E.S. “Buck” Newton III announced Monday that he is a candidate for North Carolina Attorney General.
Newton. 46, serves in the N.C. Senate, representing Johnston, Nash and Wilson counties. A Republican, he was elected in 2010 after defeating five-term Democratic incumbent A.B. Swindell.
Newton has chaired judiciary committees in the N.C. Senate since being elected in 2010. Currently, he chairs the Judiciary I Committee and the Appropriations Committee on Justice and Public Safety.
A native of Wilson, Newton graduated from Hunt High School, received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Appalachian State University, and graduated from Campbell University School of Law.
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Newton has practiced law at his firm, Newton and Lee, in Wilson for 16 years.