JNC recommends candidates for Superior Courts of the Atlanta, Augusta, and Douglas Judicial Circuits

December 15, 2016

The Judicial Nominating Commission has submitted recommendations to fill vacancies within the Superior Courts of the Atlanta, Augusta, and Douglas Judicial Circuits.  These vacancies were created by the resignations of the Honorable Jerry W. Baxter, the Honorable J. David Roper, and the Honorable Robert J. James.  Governor Deal will fill the vacancies from among the lists.  The Governor’s Office will contact candidates to schedule interviews.

The following names were submitted to Governor Deal:


Atlanta Judicial Circuit

  • Shukura Millender – Magistrate Judge, Fulton County
  • Richard S. Moultrie, Jr. – Deputy Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Paige Reese Whitaker – Deputy District Attorney, Fulton County District Attorney’s Office


Augusta Judicial Circuit

  • Pamela J. Doumar – Juvenile Court Judge, Augusta Judicial Circuit
  • Ashley Wright – District Attorney, Augusta Judicial Circuit


Douglas Judicial Circuit

  • Cynthia C. Adams – Judge Pro Tempore, Douglas County Juvenile Court; solo practitioner, Law Office of Cynthia C. Adams
  • Ryan R. Leonard – Chief Assistant District Attorney, Douglas Judicial Circuit
  • Peggy H. Walker – Judge, Juvenile Court of Douglas County