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Poll: Who Deserves Your Vote For Walton County Probate Court Judge?

Three candidates qualified to run for Walton County Probate Court Judge. Which one of them do you believe deserves your vote?

Walton County Probate Court Judge Greg Adams is retiring at the end of his current term and three candidates have qualified to run for his seat.

The three candidates facing off on July 31 for Walton County Probate Court Judge are attorney , attorney and Walton County Chief Deputy .

Which one of these candidates do you believe should take Judge Adams' seat on the bench?

 

Stephen Landkamer June 13, 2012 at 12:15 AM
Jeff - I asked Lori your question: "If a person who owned say 10-15 firearms was before her seeking guardianship, would that gun ownership be a factor in her decision?" She told me: "Unless he keeps them loaded on the coffee table, no. I have no issues with responsible gun owners, as I am married to one."
Jennifer Gregory June 21, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Food for thought...YES you should have law experience for this position AND in my opinion be a long standing productive member of the county! Look it up in the State qualifying guide as related to population over 96,000 : http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/elections/candidate_information/qualguide.pdf ***Additional qualifications in counties with a population over 96,000 according to the United States decennial census of 1990 or any future such census include the following: a) Must not engage in the private practice of law. b) Must have attained the age of 30 at the time of election. c) Must have been admitted to practice law for seven years preceding election. Additional qualifications in counties with a population over 96,000 according to the United States decennial census of 1990 or any future such census include the following: a) Must not engage in the private practice of law. b) Must have attained the age of 30 at the time of election. c) Must have been admitted to practice law for seven years preceding election.
Jennifer Gregory June 21, 2012 at 04:13 PM
On a side note, help me out here….am I reading this right? No formal education is required of our Board of Education members??? http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/elections/candidate_information/qualguide.pdf
Linda Young July 24, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Not sure how a non-lawyer could make the best candidate for Judge, especially in complex estate matters. Sheryl Fambrough has many years of experience as a lawyer, and possesses the right balance of compassion and knowledge to match her experience. Additionally, she is a Walton County native and best suited for the position.
Stephen Landkamer July 24, 2012 at 06:22 PM
I don't think having a Walton County native as the probate judge would be a good idea...... There is a 6 degree rule for a judge in GA. A judge can not hear a case when it is a family member with in 6 degrees, a great-great-great grandparent and their siblings. The judges friends also apply, your high school friend from 20 years ago the judge has to pass it to another judge. We only have 1 probate judge in Walton so if Sheryl or Bruce (lifelong residents) get a case even traffic cases they have to pass. So the county has to hire a probate judge to handle such cases. That person is generally an attorney, read $$$ and is paid from our tax dollars.

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