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.
Congratulations to the Honorable Meng Lim!