Scott Thomas (district attorney)

Scott Thomas (born July 19, 1966) is the District Attorney (DA) for North Carolina Prosecutorial District 3B, which includes Carteret, Craven and Pamlico counties. Prior to becoming DA, Thomas was a member of the North Carolina State Senate from 2000 to 2005, representing the Second Senatorial district. Before that, Thomas was a one-term member of the North Carolina State House of Representatives.

On January 18, 2006, Thomas resigned as State Senator to become District Attorney. He was appointed to the vacant post on January 24 by Governor Mike Easley to replace W. David McFadyen Jr., who retired early. Thomas was sworn in on January 30.

On February 1, C.W. Bland was appointed to replace Thomas in the State Senate.

In addition to his work in the General Assembly, Thomas was a partner in the New Bern law firm Chesnutt, Clemmons, Thomas and Peacock. He quit this post upon appointment as District Attorney. He has a wife, Sherri, and three daughters, Sarah, Shelby and Saylor.


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