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Braxton recognized with award
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Faye Braxton, center, is presented the Tony Clark Award by District Attorney Lisa Zavogiannis and executive director Jerry Estes.

Faye Braxton, administrative assistant to 31st District Attorney General Lisa Zavogiannis, has been awarded the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference Tony Clark Award. 

The award is in memory of District Attorney General Tony Clark, who passed away earlier this year. 

“The Tony Clark Award was presented to Faye because she exemplifies General Clark’s giving spirit,” said 1st District Attorney General Ken Baldwin. “Faye gives selflessly to make sure others are taken care of and are comfortable. Her willingness to serve victims and provide support when these folks sometimes have no one else is unparalleled. General Clark would be proud of her work, and I know he is smiling down on her.”

The Tony Clark Award recognizes a Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference member or employee who exhibits the highest character and demonstrates exceptional compassion, caring and dedication to victims of crime. The award honors an individual who has made personal and professional sacrifices in the performance of their duties and has served as an example.

“Faye takes a hands-on approach in seeing to the needs and wants of witnesses to, or victims of, crime,” said Zavogiannis, who also serves as TNDAGC president. “During trials, she makes sure that witnesses and victims have a safe and comfortable place at the courthouse or office. She will run to the grocery store, to a local restaurant, or in cases where their time with us is extended, she will bring in some home cooking in order to make sure they are fed to her standards. Faye is a giver. She is a giver of her time, her skills and her compassion for all.” 

Braxton graduated from Warren County High School. After working in healthcare for 19 years, she became the criminal secretary of the 31st Judicial District in 2008. In 2012, she was promoted to administrative assistant to the District Attorney General.