Kemp announces historical judicial appointments with Middle Georgia ties

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ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Tuesday, July 20, Governor Brian Kemp announced six judicial appointments, one of which being particularly noteworthy as this Judge worked prior to her appointment to the bench as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Georgia.

The judge in question is Judge Verda M. Colvin, who Kemp has appointed to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Georgia created by the resignation of the Honorable Harold D. Melton, effective July 1.

Colvin not only served in the Middle District of Georgia, but also worked as judge in the Macon Judicial Circuit, an Assistant District Attorney in Clayton County, and as Assistant General Counsel at Clarke-Atlanta University in Atlanta where she was born and raised. However, Colvin’s experience working for the Georgia Court system goes far beyond just those listed here.

Kemp states that, “With Justice Colvin on the bench, Georgia’s highest court is gaining an immensely talented and principled judge who will help guide it in the years to come.” and that, “It is an honor to appoint such an experienced and accomplished justice to our state’s Supreme Court,”.

This specific judicial appointment is special not only because Colvin has experience in the Middle Georgia region, but also because it is making history as will be the first African-American female appointed to the Georgia Supreme Court by a Republican governor.

Kemp will also be appointing Andrew Pinson to fill the Court of Appeals vacancy created by the Honorable Verda Colvin; Chuck Eaton to fill the Superior Court vacancy in the Atlanta Judicial Circuit created by the Honorable Shawn Ellen LaGrua;  Rhonda Kreuziger to fill the Superior Court vacancy in the Griffin Judicial Circuit created by the Honorable Chris Edwards; Chaundra Lewis to fill the vacancy on the Henry County State Court created by the Honorable Ben W. Studdard III;  and Kimberly A. Alexander to fill the vacancy on the Dekalb County State Court created by the Honorable Janis Gordon.

 

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