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Justice Verda M. Colvin

for Georgia Supreme Court Justice

Justice Verda M. Colvin was appointed to the Georgia Supreme Court by Governor Brian Kemp on July 29, 2021, after having been appointed to the Georgia Court of Appeals by Governor Kemp on April 9, 2020. She previously served as a Superior Court Judge in the Macon Judicial Circuit which serves Macon-Bibb, Crawford, and Peach Counties having been appointed by Governor Nathan Deal on April 16, 2014. Judge Colvin is committed to service professionally and personally. She is a member of numerous professional and community organizations.



Judge Paige Reese Whitaker

for Superior Court Judge of Fulton County

Judge Whitaker is a Fulton County Superior Court judge, serving since 2017.  She presides over felony criminal cases, civil suits, divorce, and family matters. She has resided in Fulton County for 30 years. She is a graduate of Duke Law School.  She practiced as a civil litigator, a prosecutor, and an appellate lawyer, including with the Georgia AG’s Office and as a Deputy DA. She is an adjunct law professor at Mercer Law School; and an alumna of GAWL’s Leadership Academy.  She is Vice-Chair of the Georgia Commission on Family Violence and a board member of numerous bar organizations.



Judge Shalanda Miller

for Superior Court Judge of Fulton County

Judge Shalanda Miller is a Fulton County Juvenile Court Judge. She served as a Fulton County Magistrate Judge and sat by designation in State and Superior Court. She was the Deputy Division Chief for Litigation in the City of Atlanta Department of Law, a Staff Attorney in Clayton and Fulton counties, and a litigation associate at a mid-sized firm in Buckhead. She earned her law degree from Emory University School of Law, where she was a member of the Emory Moot Court Society’s National Team. She obtained her B.S. in Psychology and Mathematical Science minor from UNC at Chapel Hill.



Judge Sonja Brown

for Superior Court Judge of Cobb County


Judge Brown currently serves as a judge on the Cobb County Magistrate Court. Judge Brown served as the 2009 President of GABWA and served for three years as the President of the GABWA Foundation, Inc.  She is a member of several bar associations including the Cobb Bar, Atlanta Bar, GABWA, Gate City, GAWL, and Stonewall Bar Associations, and, serves on the Executive Board of the Magistrate Court Training Council.  
Judge Brown serves on the Tommy Nobis Center’s Board of Directors, is a member of the Cobb NAACP, and for the past eight years, participated in Covenant House’s annual sleep out, raising awareness about youth homelessness.




Judge Cassandra Kirk

for Chief Magistrate Judge of Fulton County

Judge Kirk has served as the Chief Magistrate Judge of Fulton County since 2014. Her life, professional, and legal experiences combined with her passion for public service drive her decisions about efficient case management, accessibility in court processes, and collaboration with community partners. She has used her over 27 years of legal experience as a jurist, prosecutor, defense attorney, civil litigator, and Administrative Director to redesign how the Magistrate Court of Fulton County serves its community.  To learn more about Judge Kirk, visit:



Attorney Makia Metzger

for Solicitor-General of Cobb County

Attorney Metzger is a 25-year resident of Cobb County. Her legal career spans a period of 17 years with a concentration in criminal law.  As a 15-year career prosecutor, she has tried over 200 cases including misdemeanors and felony offenses.  She has dedicated her life's work to serving the public and hopes to continue in service to the citizens of Cobb because she cares about bringing practical solutions to old problems to a county that continues to grow in diversity and culture. Justice should be fair and accessible to all.




Judge Tracie Cason

for Superior Court of Gwinnett County

Judge Cason is a Gwinnett County Superior Court judge, having been elected in 2019. Prior to her election, she was a Deputy Chief ADA focusing on special victims’ cases.  She serves on the Advisory Board for the CJCC’s State Expert Committee on Sexual Assault cases, as well as Street Grace, an anti-human trafficking organization. She is further actively involved with the Home of Hope Children’s Shelter.  She graduated from UGA (undergrad) and Baylor Law.  She has lived in Gwinnett County for almost 22 years.  She and her husband have 3 dachshunds (Munson, Dooley, and Erk) and a chocolate Lab, Emma.



Attorney Lisamarie Bristol

for Solicitor-General of Gwinnett County

Attorney Bristol is running for Solicitor-General because as a prosecutor and former public defender, She understands the impact this office has on our community. She will prioritize handling cases efficiently because justice delayed is justice denied. She will also work to create meaningful alternative resolution programs that hold people accountable but also address root causes. She is committed to doing her part to make our community safer by working effectively with our judges, county leaders, and other community stakeholders on real solutions. She is proud to call Gwinnett home with her husband and 3 children. Learn more at



Attorney Veronica Brinson

for Georgia Supreme Court Justice

Attorney Brinson is a graduate of Mercer University and Walter F. George School of Law. She has certificates in arbitration, mediation, legal research, and writing. She interned for Georgia Supreme Court in law school for the Honorable Robert Benham. She served two years as a federal staff attorney in the Middle District of Georgia for the Honorable Louis Sands. She served three years as a judge in Bibb County’s lower courts. She has been in private practice for over eighteen years with a focus on appellate, civil, and criminal litigation. She is a 2009 graduate of the GAWL leadership class.

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