Darrisaw, Warren to run for State Court judge

— Victoria Darrisaw, a magistrate for Dougherty County, will launch a campaign to become State Court judge Monday, according to her facebook page.

Albany attorney Chris Warren announced earlier this week that he will seek the position,

They are seeking to replace outgoing State Court Judge John Salter, who is believed to be retiring.

Darrisaw will officially kick off her campaign Monday at a campaign event set for 5 p.m. at Thronateeska Heritage Center.

The State Court Race is the second office up for grabs this November that has garnered competition so far.

Incumbent Coroner Emma Quimbley is facing a challenge from Michael Fowler for her office.

Rumors of challengers to other offices have been circulating, but no one else has formally stepped up to run yet, elections officials say.

Up for reelection this year are Dougherty County Commissioners Lamar Hudgins from District 1, Gloria Gaines for District 3 and Muarlean Edwards for District 5. On the school board, the board's at-large member Anita Williams-Brown is up, as are Chairman James Bush and District 1 representative David Maschke.

In the judicial circuit, all three of Dougherty County Superior Court Judges -- Chief Judge Willie Lockette, Judge Stephen Goss and Judge Denise Marshall are up, as is Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards. Probate Judge Nancy Stephenson will also have to defend her seat.

Rounding out the list for local offices are Sheriff Kevin Sproul and Dougherty County Clerk of Court Evonne Mull.

The biggest change for Dougherty County voters could come on the state representative ballot. If current redrawn maps are approved, longtime State Representatives Gerald Green and Bob Hanner will have run against each other for the newly-redrawn district in West Dougherty County.

As will Senator Freddie Powell-Sims and Senator Bob Hooks.

Rep. Ed Rynders, who had represented a portion of eastern Dougherty County, has been drawn out of Dougherty County all together.


KaosinAlbany 3 years, 6 months ago

I like Judge Darrisaw. She has my vote for sure.


bubbavet 3 years, 6 months ago

Anybody but Salter.Sooner or later Salters' day will come.


KaosinAlbany 3 years, 6 months ago

What do you have against Judge Salter? He is one of the toughest judges we have and I mean that in a good way. I am just curious...


Cartman 3 years, 6 months ago

I guess you get your wish Bubba. Judge Salter is stepping down from the bench. His vacancy is what is creating the current race. IMHO, he has done a great job.


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