First Cambodian-American Superior Court Judge Elected in Georgia

July 29, 2014 19:45 pm

by Ed · 1 comment

Judge-elect Meng H. Lim won a noteworthy entry into the annals of Georgia legal history on July 22, becoming the first Cambodian-American elected to a judgeship in Georgia. (I would imagine he might be the first Cambodian-American elected to office in Georgia, too).

Even more interesting, he was elected as Superior Court Judge for the Tallapoosa Circuit, a small and rural circuit.

“Tallapoosa Circuit is rural with a small Asian American population; his win shows we don’t have to sacrifice our roots or principles to be seen as leaders in Georgia,” said Helen Kim Ho Executive Director for the Asian American Legal Advocacy Center of Georgia.

His life story is pretty cool and worth a read.

Congratulations to the Honorable Meng Lim!

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Chris Huttman July 30, 2014 at 10:13 am

Great story. Too bad America is not as welcoming as it once was to people like him.