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As a community of good stewards, we can accomplish great things in Pitt county.  Our criminal justice system will benefit from an overhaul and program enhancements to make sure everyone gets a fair chance.  It is crucial that we have a District Attorney (DA) that stands up for all of us.  The best person to fulfill this task is Faris Dixon.


Faris C. Dixon, Jr. is from eastern North Carolina raised in Goldsboro, NC, and is a 1985 graduate of Goldsboro High School.  He attended Duke University and graduated in 1989 with a BA in Psychology.  He received his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 1992.  He has practiced law for over 25 years with experiences as an attorney for Lumbee River Legal Services in Robeson County, a prosecutor at the Robeson County District Attorney’s Office, a defense attorney with the Pitt County Public Defender’s Office, a prosecutor with the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office and currently as a defense attorney in private practice.

His lovely wife Arcina Barfield is also from eastern North Carolina (Snow Hill), graduated from Greene Central High School, Pitt Community College and has a BS degree in Criminal Justice from East Carolina University.  They have two children; Delane, a graduate of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she is a Carolina Research Scholar and in the Rural Medicine Program.  Faris, III is a sophomore at South Central High School where he takes honors classes, is a member of the JROTC Program and plays on the JV football team as an offensive guard and linebacker.

During his time as Pitt County Assistant District Attorney and during his tenure as a Defense Attorney in private practice, Faris has worked to make the local justice system fairer, more efficient, and more effective – particularly for those communities that have historically been ignored or abused by the system.  His premise to provide quality legal services to everyone regardless of race, religion, gender, or immigration status and provide fair treatment to everyone who enters the criminal justice system.  

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