Four years ago, an open seat on the Georgia Court of Appeals generated eye-popping amounts of campaign cash and one of the strangest elections in state history.
This year, there is another opening on the 12-member court. With seven candidates, the nonpartisan race probably will end with a runoff.
The vacancy was created by the retirement of Judge John H. Ruffin Jr., who served 14 years on the court, which handles both criminal and civil appeals.
The attorneys seeking to succeed him are: Lawrenceville lawyers Tamela Adkins and Mike Sheffield; Atlanta lawyers Sara Doyle and Bruce Edenfield; Douglasville lawyer Perry McGuire; Decatur lawyer Christopher McFadden; and state Sen. Michael Meyer von Bremen, an Albany lawyer.
Too many lawyers.