Andrea Chiz Plyler, a local attorney, has announced her candidacy for district court judge for the 25th Judicial District of Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties.

Plyler is the designated juvenile prosecutor in the 36th Prosecutorial District serving Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties. She has focused heavily on criminal district court matters, including DWI prosecution, child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence.

“When I am not in the courtroom, I am teaching classes and specialized training for local law enforcement on topics ranging from ‘Prosecution of Impaired Drivers’ to ‘Implementation of the “Raise The Age” Legislation’ that takes effect on Dec. 1,” Plyler said.

Plyler graduated from East Burke High School and earned a degree in political science from Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer.

After undergraduate school, she served for a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) in Charlotte, through North Carolina Campus Compact.

She earned her law degree from North Carolina Central School of Law and upon graduation, went straight into the Stanly County District Attorney’s Office, handling both district court matters and felony drug cases.

“As a native of Burke County, I was given the opportunity to move back home to be closer to family,” Plyler said. “I am now serving as an Assistant District Attorney for the 36th prosecutorial district under Elected District Attorney Scott Reilly. I reside in the beautiful small town of Hudson with my husband and three children.

“My family and I are members of Hudson First Baptist Church. My career in the practice of law has been greatly shaped by my faith, my strong conservative values and my heart for community. I have dedicated my life to public service and hope to continue serving the citizens of Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties as District Court Judge.

“As I start my campaign, I humbly ask for your prayers, endorsements, financial support and volunteer efforts. I am looking forward to a victory in the March 3 primary election and the Nov. 3 general election.”

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