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Atlanta Bar Association rates judicial candidates
by Staff Reports
May 06, 2014 05:54 PM | 3623 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In the Atlanta Bar Association’s 2014 bar poll, released last month, nonpartisan contested judicial primary election candidates in four metro Atlanta counties, including the local races, were rated based on four categories: not qualified, qualified, well qualified and best qualified for position.

There are three contested Fulton County Superior Court judge elections and one contested Cobb County Superior Court judge race. In the best qualified for position category, in Fulton races, the scores were 95 for incumbent Thomas Campbell and 48 for challenger Thomas Cox Jr.; 154 for incumbent Kelly Lee and 26 for challenger Pat Jackson; and 160 for Jane Barwick, 32 for Shondeana Crews-Morris and 5 for Shelitha R. Robertson. In the last race, incumbent Judge Cynthia Wright is retiring.

In the only contested Cobb County Superior Court judge election, three candidates are vying for retiring Judge James Bodiford’s seat. In the best qualified for position category, scores were 44 for Juanita Pierson Stedman, 26 for Nathan J. Wade and 16 for Ann Harris.

To view the full bar poll, visit

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