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Cheveda McCamy

COVINGTON – Longtime lawyer and community volunteer Cheveda McCamy qualified Monday in the election for Superior Court judge in Newton and Walton counties.

McCamy brings more than 20 years of experience practicing law to her bid to serve as judge in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit. Today, she qualified to appear on the May 19th ballot.

“I am excited for the opportunity to bring my experience, efficiency and effectiveness to the courts of the two communities I have grown up in and now raise my own children in,” McCamy said after filing her election packet.

McCamy is running for the seat being vacated by Judge Horace Johnson, who has announced his bid for the Georgia Supreme Court. Judges Eugene Benton and Samuel Ozburn are also not seeking re-election. Robert Stansfield is seeking the seat held by Benton, and Alcovy Judicial Circuit District Attorney Layla Zon has announced her bid for the seat held by Ozburn. However, Ozburn announced earlier this year that he plans to resign at the end of April, which opens the way for Gov. Brian Kemp to appoint his successor and precludes the need for an election in May to fill his post.

McCamy has worked as a prosecutor in Fulton, DeKalb and Henry counties, as well as practiced criminal defense, personal injury, real estate, estate planning and family law. She currently serves as chief assistant district attorney in Henry County, where she supervises more than 40 employees and prosecutes felony crimes.

McCamy and her husband live in Covington with their two teenage children. She is a graduate of Social Circle High School, the University of Georgia and Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law.

In addition to her legal work, McCamy serves as a co-chair for the Newton County Domestic Violence Task Force, a board member for the Newton County Boys and Girls Club, and co-chair of the New Rock Legal Society’s community service committee. She also is a member of the Covington/Newton Chamber of Commerce, Springfield Baptist Church, and Bar Associations in Newton and Walton counties.

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I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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