LUMBERTON — Angelica Chavis McIntyre, an assistant district attorney with the Robeson County District Attorney’s Office, will run for District Court judge.
McIntyre becomes the third assistant district attorney in recent weeks to announce a bid for elected office.
McIntyre is a native of Pembroke, a product of the Public Schools of Robeson County, and a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She received her law degree from Campbell University, where she also served as a guest contributor to the Campbell Law Observer.
McIntyre said during her speech at her campaign kickoff event on Sept. 18 that she is humbled, honored, and excited about the opportunity to run for a judicial position. She is a Democrat.
District Attorney Johnson Britt spoke at McIntyre’s initial campaign event and noted that McIntyre has the “knowledge, temperament, and experience” for the job.
“The vision for our campaign is that all people in Robeson County deserve to be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect,” McIntrye said in a statement. “In my current role as an assistant district attorney I am ever mindful of the words of Micah 6:8, to act justly, love mercy, and to walk humbly, and if elected, those are the values I will continue to use to guide me as a judge.”
She is seeking the seat held by Dale Deese, who was appointed as a District Court judge to fill the term of Judge John Carter after his retirement.
McIntyre also noted that her current position has required her to appear in court on a daily basis prosecuting crimes ranging from serious domestic violence, assaults, and murders to other issues such as traffic citations. It is that experience, she says, that she will also use in her legal analysis of the cases that may come before her. She also has served as a judge in Robeson County’s Teen Court program, which seeks to steer at-risk youth on a productive path.
McIntyre is a member of the board of directors of the United Way of Robeson County and the Robeson County Arts Council, a member of the UNCP Alumni Association board of directors, is a frequent speaker at Career Day events at schools throughout Robeson County, frequently gives presentations to local churches regarding the dangers of social media, and is the current secretary of the Executive Committee for the Robeson County Bar Association.
She is married to Stephen McIntyre, an attorney in Lumberton with Musselwhite, Musselwhite, Branch & Grantham, and is the daughter-in-law of Mike McIntyre, a former U.S. congressman.
More information can be found at her website, www.angelicaforjudge.com.
Matt Scott and Joe Osman, both also assistant district attorneys, have announced they will run for district attorney. Britt plans to retire at the end of 2018.