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Originally published: 2014-04-18 10:14:39
Last modified: 2014-04-18 10:15:24

Springer takes time off to campaign

by Anna Oakes

Britt Springer, assistant district attorney for the 24th Judicial District and a candidate for district attorney, confirmed Thursday that she is using three and a half weeks of vacation time between now and the May 6 primary election to campaign.

Springer said she submitted the vacation request six months ago and has been saving up vacation days for more than a year and a half in anticipation of the election.

"I didn't want any thought of me politicking on state time," Springer said. "I knew that getting close to the election I was going to have a lot of work to do."

Springer said Interim District Attorney Bob Orr has stepped in to aid Assistant District Attorney Michael Holmes in prosecuting a murder trial in Yancey County this week.