March 17, 2017: Tom Keith was appointed as the Acting District Attorney for Rockingham County, N.C., by Gov. Roy Cooper on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Keith succeeds Craig Blitzer, who resigned on Friday, March 10, 2017. Keith is a longtime State Prosecutor who was elected as the Forsyth County District Attorney five times until his retirement in 2009. He is the past president of the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys, and has worked on the North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Commission, and the North Carolina Drug Treatment Court Advisory Committee. He is a Wake Forest School of Law graduate.