Jim Moore files for district attorney post

By DeeAnna Haney | Feb 24, 2014
Assistant District Attorney Jim Moore officially filed for candidacy for District Attorney Thursday.

After months of active campaigning, Assistant District Attorney Jim Moore filed on the Democratic ticket Thursday to serve as District Attorney for the 30th Prosecutorial District, which covers Haywood, Macon, Swain, Clay, Cherokee, Graham and Jackson counties.

Moore has been a prosecutor for 15 years in the 30th District and has 12 years experience in private practice serving all seven western counties.

He has a proven history of aggressive and successful prosecutions and is currently assigned to most murder and high profile cases throughout the district.

If elected, Moore promises to place emphasis on the prosecution of property crime, aggravated assaults, sexual offenses and driving while impaired cases.

He is in the running against fellow prosecutor Ashley Welch in the primary and both will face off in the general election in November. The deadline for filing is Feb. 28.