Skandalakis to Step Down as District Attorney

West Georgia Region -- The Coweta Judicial Circuit will have a new district attorney in 2018. Pete Skandalakis has notified his office that he is resigning to accept a position with the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia, which is a state agency that assists attorneys by providing continuing legal education and assisting with legal research. Skandalakis has been the district attorney of the Coweta Judicial Circuit since 1992.

Initial speculation is that long time Chief A.D.A, Monique Kirby, will step in as the District Attorney on an interim basis.

A special election would likely be called in 2018 to seek a candidate to complete Skandalakis' current and unexpired term. Skandalakis began a new term in January of this year after being unchallenged in the 2016 election.

Two local attorneys have already told WLBB that they plan to run for that seat next year.

The Coweta Judicial Circuit covers five counties: Coweta, Carroll, Troup, Heard and Meriwether.
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