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DA Gore says he still has passion for the job

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Rex Gore, the district attorney for Brunswick, Bladen and Columbus Counties, says years of experience and stability are important factors when deciding the prosecutor you want to represent your interests.

Gore appeared live on WECT News at 5:30 Friday to discuss his re-election campaign.

"In times of uncertainty, stability that you can count on is a key.  I offer that stability you can count on," Rex Gore said.

Gore says in his years in office his office has developed a model to run cases through the court system faster and the rest of the state has adopted it.

"We plan to continue to use that model, to improve that model.  What we're finding now is there are more and more crimes being committed.  More people getting in and the states resources are getting smaller and smaller," Gore said.

Gore pointed out that District Attorneys get less than 3% of the state of North Carolina's operating budget each year.

Gore says other successes in office for him include legislation that increased penalties for child abuse and a specialized DWI court that handles all drunk driving offenses each Thursday.

"If you're still asking do I still have that passion to do that?  The answer is yes.  I still have that passion," Gore said.

Gore faces Harold "Butch" Pope in the primary.  If he wins that, he'll face Jon David in the fall.

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