The Judicial Nominating Commission has recommended Governor Deal consider five people for a vacant State Court position out here in Gwinnett County. From the Daily Report (registration may be required):
The governor’s office said interviews are planned for part-time Magistrate Shawn Bratton, Deputy Legislative Counsel H. Jeff Lanier Sr., Magistrate Laura Tate, Sugar Hill Chief Municipal Court Judge Margaret Washburn and Senior Assistant County Attorney Tuwanda Williams. They are being considered to replace Judge Randy Rich, whom Deal elevated from state court to the superior court two months ago.
The names may not mean much outside of the legal community or outside of Gwinnett, but there are some good names there to fill this important post.