Three more candidates have entered Gwinnett's hot 2012 judicial races.
Kathy Schrader, who serves as municipal judge in Duluth and Sugar Hill, will hold a campaign kickoff today for a campaign to succeed retiring Superior Court Judge Dawson Jackson.
"I'm running for Superior Court because my experience managing a wide range of complex legal issues provides me unique credentials to deliver justice in a manner that will have the most positive impact for our community and our families," Shrader said in a press release. "From serving as a Municipal Court judge, to leading the Gwinnett County Bar Association, working with community organizations and churches, I have consistently sought ways to serve, protect and improve our community."
Schrader was twice nominated by the Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission to become a Superior Court judge. She was appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue to the state advisory board for the Governor's Office of Children and Families.
Schrader's campaign kickoff will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the McCart Group, which is owned by her parents, brothers and sister-in-law. As part of the event, a representative from the Gwinnett County Domestic Violence Shelters will be in attendance to accept donations of winter coats and baby items.
Schrader joins Tracey Mason Blasi in the 2012 race.
Two more vie for State Court
Pam Britt and Greg Lundy have announced campaigns for State Court judge.
Britt, a long-time Gwinnett resident and community volunteer said she brings 15 years of legal experience to her campaign. The past president of the Gwinnett Criminal Defense Bar, she has handled more than 5,000 cases in local courts.
The Grayson attorney volunteers with the Greater Atlanta Girl Scout Council, Southeastern Greyhound Adoption and Lifelink Organ Donation.
For more information, see her website at www.pambrittforjudge.com.
Lundy, who lives in Suwanee, worked as a senior staff attorney for Superior Court for 14 years before becoming a sole practitioner five years ago. He handles civil, criminal and family law.
Lundy has also served as a municipal judge for Suwanee.
In the race to replace retiring State Court Judge Robert Mock, Emily Brantley and Norman Cuadra have also announced campaigns.
Political Notebook appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.
Camie Young can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.