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Lorrin Freeman is the District Attorney in Wake County. She was elected in 2014. Lorrin started as an Assistant District Attorney under Colon Willoughby, where she prosecuted and helped start Teen Court, a thriving and successful diversion and early intervention program. She went on to become an Assistant Attorney General, where she worked closely with law enforcement, training and advising them statewide, and representing the Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission and the State Highway Patrol.

After being elected Wake County Clerk of Superior Court in 2006, Lorrin became widely respected for her efforts to build and maintain an efficient and accessible courthouse while managing a staff of over 150 people. She fought to modernize the technology in the Clerk’s office to meet the needs of our growing county, and her hard work was recognized by her peers in 2010 when they presented her with the President’s Award from the NC Conference of Clerks of Superior Court. In 2012, she was elected President of the North Carolina Conference of Clerks of Superior Court.