Butterfield Congratulates Judge A. Leon Stanback, Jr. on Appointment as Interim District Attorney

Feb 2, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G.K. Butterfield (NC-01) today called retired Judge A. Leon Stanback, Jr. to congratulate him on his recent appointment by Governor Bev Perdue to serve as interim District Attorney for Durham County.  Judge Stanback was asked to serve until the controversy involving the county’s current District Attorney is resolved. 

“I have known Leon Stanback for more than 45 years, dating back to when we both attended North Carolina Central University,” said Butterfield.  “Judge Stanback is a very capable individual who understands the totality of the criminal justice system.  I have no doubt that he will be a valuable asset to the county and city of Durham.  Governor Perdue could not have made a better choice.”

Judge Stanback worked in several notable capacities within the criminal justice system during his long and distinguished legal career.  He served as an Assistant District Attorney in Guilford County, a defense attorney, and as a member of the North Carolina Parole Commission before being elected as a Superior Court judge for Durham County.  Judge Stanback served on the bench for twenty years before retiring in 2009.