Bert Poston was sworn in by Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday as the district attorney for the Conasauga Judicial Circuit serving Murray and Whitfield counties. The oath of office was administered at the state Capitol with Poston surrounded by family, friends and colleagues.

Poston graduated from Dalton High School in 1985 and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia in 1989. He graduated cum laude from the UGA Law School in 1992 and was hired as an assistant district attorney in the Conasauga circuit that same year. Poston was promoted to chief assistant district attorney in April 1996.

He is a long-time member of the Kiwanis Club of Dalton and is also active in Family Promise of Whitfield County. Poston serves on the board of The GreenHouse, an advocacy center for children and victims of sexual assault crimes, and is assistant den leader for Cub Scout Pack 65. He is a member of Rock Bridge Community Church. Poston and his wife, Charlotte, have four children.

Poston was appointed by the governor to fill the remaining term of Kermit McManus, who retired as district attorney at the end of January. An election for the position will be held in November, and Poston said he plans to run.

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