In December, Charlie wrote about how Dean C. Bucci was appointed as a Superior Court Judge in the Paulding Circuit. With that appointment, Bucci became the first Hispanic to serve on the Superior Court. On Thursday Meng H. Lim was sworn in as the first Asian-American Superior Court Justice in Georgia.
Lim is a resident of Bremen in Haralson County, and will serve in the Tallapoosa Circuit. He immigrated to the United States from Cambodia when he was nine years old. After learning English and attending college, he served ten years as a county attorney before deciding he would run for the seat on the Superior Court. Lim was elected in the July runoff with 61% of the vote, after surviving an initial four candidate primary.
In the courtroom of the Georgia Supreme Court yesterday, history was made. Congratulations to Judge Lim.