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Tim Pirtle to face Zavogiannis
Newman won't enter race
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The anticipated rematch between Lisa Zavogiannis and Robert Newman for district attorney has been derailed by an ethics committee opinion which has prompted Newman to pull out of the race before it even started.“The issues would be insurmountable,” Newman said in withdrawing his name from consideration.At issue is Newman’s family relationship with General Sessions Judge Bill Locke. Their wives are sisters, making them in-laws.“It’s no secret since we’ve been married since the 1970s,” Newman said, noting he requested an ethics committee opinion when he decided to seek the office. The opinion said Newman would not be able to argue criminal cases before Locke, nor would any member of his staff due to their family relationship.