State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia

2020 Board of Governors Election Candidate Information

Listed below are the members of the State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors whose terms will expire in June 2020. The highlighted circuits/posts listed below are positions for which no petition was received by the published deadline from the incumbent or the race is contested. If you are interested in running for any of the posts listed below, please download the pdf version of the election packet. The deadline for receipt of nominating petitions for non-incumbents is Feb. 21, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.



Non-incumbent petition received as of Feb. 21, 2020

Alapaha Circuit, Post 2

Clayton Alan Tomlinson, Nashville


Alcovy Circuit, Post 2

Michael R. Jones Sr., Loganville
(incumbent not running)

Austin O. Jones, Loganville
Eric C. Crawford, Monroe

Atlanta Circuit, Post 2

Kent Edward Altom, Alpharetta


Atlanta Circuit, Post 4

Jeffrey Ray Kuester, Atlanta


Atlanta Circuit, Post 6

Tracee Ready Benzo, Atlanta


Atlanta Circuit, Post 8

Paige Reese Whitaker, Atlanta


Atlanta Circuit, Post 10

Scott Dewitt Delius, Atlanta


Atlanta Circuit, Post 12

Joyce Gist Lewis, Atlanta


Atlanta Circuit, Post 14

Edward B. Krugman, Atlanta


Atlanta Circuit, Post 16

James Daniel Blitch IV, Atlanta


Atlanta Circuit, Post 18

Foy R. Devine, Atlanta


Atlanta Circuit, Post 20

Jennifer Auer "Jen" Jordan, Atlanta


Atlanta Circuit, Post 22

Frank B. Strickland, Atlanta


Atlanta Circuit, Post 24

Joseph Anthony Roseborough, Atlanta


Atlanta Circuit, Post 26

Anthony B. Askew, Atlanta


Atlanta Circuit, Post 28

J. Henry Walker IV, Atlanta


Atlanta Circuit, Post 31

Michael Brian Terry, Atlanta


Atlanta Circuit, Post 33

Susan Eichler Edlein, Atlanta


Atlanta Circuit, Post 35

Terrence Lee Croft, Atlanta


Atlanta Circuit, Post 37

Harold Eugene Franklin Jr., Atlanta


Atlanta Circuit, Post 38

Michael Dickinson Hobbs Jr., Atlanta


Atlanta Circuit, Post 40

Carol V. Clark, Atlanta


Atlantic Circuit, Post 1

H. Craig Stafford, Hinesville


Augusta Circuit, Post 2

William James Keogh III, Augusta


Augusta Circuit, Post 4

John Ryd Bush "Jack" Long, Augusta


Bell Forsyth Circuit

Philip C. Smith, Cumming


Blue Ridge Circuit, Post 1

David Lee Cannon Jr., Canton


Brunswick Circuit, Post 2

Martha Wilson WIlliams, Brunswick


Chattahoochee Circuit, Post 1

Amy Carol Waters, Columbus


Chattahoochee Circuit, Post 3

Thomas Frederick Gristina, Columbus
(incumbent not running)


Cherokee Circuit, Post 1

Randall H. Davis, Cartersville


Clayton Circuit, Post 2

Harold B. "Scott" Watts, Jonesboro


Cobb Circuit, Post 1

Katie Kiihnl Leonard, Atlanta


Cobb Circuit, Post 3

C. Lee Davis, Atlanta


Cobb Circuit, Post 5

Dawn Renee Levine, Marietta


Cobb Circuit, Post 7

William C. Gentry, Marietta


Conasauga Circuit, Post 1

Terry Leighton Miller, Dalton


Coweta Circuit, Post 1

Nina Markette Baker, LaGrange


Dougherty Circuit, Post 1

Joseph West Dent, Albany


Douglas Circuit

Ryan Reese Leonard, Douglasville
(incumbent not running)

Kenneth Brown Crawford, Douglasville
Miranda Byrd Jordan, Douglasville

Eastern Circuit, Post 1

Paul Wain Painter III, Savannah


Eastern Circuit, Post 3

Jonathan B. Pannell, Savannah


Enotah Circuit

Joy Renea Parks, Cleveland


Flint Circuit, Post 2

John Philip Webb, Stockbridge


Griffin Circuit, Post 1

Janice Marie Wallace, Griffin


Gwinnett Circuit, Post 2

Judy C. King, Lawrenceville


Gwinnett Circuit, Post 4

Gerald Davidson Jr., Lawrenceville


Houston Circuit

Carl A. Veline Jr., Warner Robins


Lookout Mountain Circuit, Post 1

Archibald A. Farrar Jr., Summerville


Lookout Mountain Circuit, Post 3

Christopher Sutton Connelly, Summerville


Macon Circuit, Post 2

Thomas W. Herman, Macon


Middle Circuit, Post 1

Kathy Stephens Palmer, Swainsboro
(incumbent not running)

Jack Morris Downie, Vidalia

Northeastern Circuit, Post 1

Mark William Alexander, Gainesville


Northern Circuit, Post 2

Richard Dale Campbell, Elberton


Ocmulgee Circuit, Post 1

Carl Santos Cansino, Milledgeville


Ocmulgee Circuit, Post 3

Christopher Donald Huskins, Eatonton


Oconee Circuit, Post 1

Charles Michael Johnson, Eastman


Ogeechee Circuit, Post 1

Daniel Brent Snipes, Statesboro


Out-of-State, Post 2

William J. Monahan, Washington, D.C.


Paulding Circuit

Martin Enrique Valbuena, Dallas


Rockdale Circuit

Daniel Shelton Digby, Conyers


Rome Circuit, Post 2

J. Anderson "Andy" Davis, Rome


South Georgia Circuit, Post 1

Lawton Chad Heard Jr., Camilla


Southern Circuit, Post 1

Christopher Frank West, Thomasville


Southern Circuit, Post 3

H. Burke Sherwood, Valdosta


Stone Mourntain Circuit, Post 1

Stacey K. Hydrick, Decatur


Stone Mountain Circuit, Post 3

J. Antonio DelCampo, Atlanta
(incumbent not running)

Dawn Renee Smith, Tucker
Ana Maria Martinez, Decatur
Erica Wilson, Decatur
Joe A. Weeks, Avondale Estates

Stone Mountain Circuit, Post 5

Amy Viera Howell, Atlanta


Stone Mountain Circuit, Post 7

John G. Haubenreich, Atlanta


Stone Mountain Circuit, Post 9

Sherry Boston, Decatur


Tallapoosa Circuit, Post 2

Brad Joseph McFall, Cedartown


Tifton Circuit

Render Max Heard Jr., Tifton


Waycross Circuit, Post 1

Douglass Kirk Farrar, Douglas
(incumbent not running)

Matthew Jackson "Matt" Hennesy, Douglas

Western Circuit, Post 2

Edward Donald Tolley, Athens