Jefferson County District Attorney Mike Anderton Tuesday said he was fired by incoming Democratic DA Danny Carr shortly after the election results were certified. Carr was elected over Anderton, a Republican, in a wave of straight-ticket voting by Democrats in the county. Anderton, a veteran prosecutor who worked at the office for more than 30 years, said he was escorted out after his belongings were gathered. Anderton said he was disappointed that he would no longer have the opportunity to serve the county as a prosecutor. During the campaign, Anderton pledged to retain Carr, if elected.
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