Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone has been selected to serve as treasurer of the National District Attorneys Association, the country’s largest organization of prosecutors.
Newly elected NDAA President Michael Freeman, the Hennepin County attorney in Minnesota, selected Stone on July 16. Stone will serve as treasurer on the executive committee for a one-year term.
In 2016, Stone served on the NDAA’s executive working group. Stone also is chairman of the S.C. Commission on Prosecution Coordination. He was appointed to the commission in 2011 by former Gov. Nikki Haley. Additionally, Stone serves on the state’s Domestic Violence Advisory Committee. He has been the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit’s solicitor since 2006.
Additionally, the following individuals were selected by Freeman to serve on the association’s executive committee for the coming year:
- Greg Totten — district attorney, Ventura, Calif.
- Bill Montgomery — county attorney, Phoenix, Ariz.
- Amy Weirich — district attorney general, Memphis, Tenn.
- Sim Gill — district attorney, Salt Lake City, Utah
- Bill Fitzpatrick — district attorney, Syracuse, N.Y.
- Kimberly Overton — chief resource prosecutor, N.C. Conference of District Attorneys, Raleigh, N.C.
- Bob McCulloch — prosecuting attorney, Clayton, Mo.
- Chuck Spahos — executive director, Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council, Morrow, Ga.
- Dan Conley — district attorney, Boston.
Freeman was elected as the new president of the association. While District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett from Essex County, Mass., was elected as the president-elect. Immediate Past President Michael Ramos was named the association’s chairman of the board.
The NDAA was formed in 1950 and represents the interests of prosecutors. It influences federal and national policies affecting law enforcement and prosecution across the United States. The NDAA represents 2,500 elected and appointed district attorneys, as well as 40,000 assistant district attorneys.
The Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office is the chief prosecuting agency for Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties, the only five-county judicial circuit in the state.