District Attorney Phil Berger, Jr. Endorses Melanie Bridge for Rockingham County District Attorney
(Wentworth, NC – March 11, 2014) – Rockingham County District Attorney Phil Berger, Jr., announced this morning that he is endorsing Assistant District Attorney Melanie Bridge for District Attorney.
“Melanie is a tough but fair career prosecutor,” Phil Berger, Jr. said upon announcing his endorsement. “She has a proven history of looking after the interests of law enforcement and victims. She will make an excellent District Attorney and will continue the positive changes we’ve made at the courthouse which have benefitted all the people of Rockingham County.”
Bridge has served Rockingham County as an Assistant District Attorney since 2005. She quickly made her mark as an Assistant District Attorney rising from District Court prosecutor to major crimes Superior Court Prosecutor and was assigned her first murder case only six months after being hired. Bridge has prosecuted thousands of cases over the last eight-plus years including murders, attempted murders, armed robberies, arsons, DWI murders and numerous narcotics cases. She has worked under the direction of District Attorney Phil Berger Jr. since he was elected to office in 2007.
“I am honored to have received Phil’s endorsement,” Bridge said. He is an excellent District Attorney and it has been a pleasure to work for him for the last seven years. As our next District Attorney, I will follow the example he has set and our number one priority will be keeping Rockingham County families safe. I will use my extensive experience as a career prosecutor here in Rockingham County to inspire our prosecutors and local, state and federal law enforcement to work together as a team to get criminals off the street and put them behind bars.”
Bridge has been recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving as their Western North Carolina Prosecutor Hero for her tireless work on behalf of the victims of drunk driving She is a key leader in Project Safe, a Rockingham County partnership between local and federal law enforcement focused on reducing gangs and violent crimes throughout the county, and the Rockingham County Arson Task Force. Bridge is the only candidate in the race who is a career prosecutor.
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