The Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office is about to see a huge change.

DA Danny Porter had held the office for nearly 30 years, going back to 1992. His bid to serve one more term in the office came up short on Tuesday, however, after he was defeated by his Democratic challenger Patsy Austin-Gatson.

I'm a Crawford Long baby who grew up in Marietta and eventually wandered to the University of Southern Mississippi for college. Earned a BA in journalism (double minor in political science and history). Previously worked in Florida and Clayton County.

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Wow! 2020 has been quite a year. However, this is wonderful news. Corrupted system for 30

years. People deserve better. Gwinnett is notorious for being the worst county to “get in trouble in.” Would love to see more diversity all around. #JusticeSystemReform #AllmenareEQUAL


Got any examples? You mean a county not to break the law in or you pay the consequences? Diversity over merit, experience and qualifications?


Nice to see the good ol' boy network being broken up. Cheers from an old white guy.


You should have been here in 1984 when the real good ole boy system was thrown out. The republicans had a clean sweep simply because they ran as republicans; same as now, the democrats won simply because they ran as democrats.

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