JNC recommends candidates for Richmond County State Court and Western Judicial Circuit

July 12, 2017

The Judicial Nominating Commission has submitted recommendations to fill vacancies within the State Court of Richmond County and the Superior Court of the Western Judicial Circuit.  The vacancy within the State Court of Richmond County was created by the retirement of the Honorable Richard A. Slaby.  The vacancy within the Western Judicial Circuit was created by retirement of the Honorable David R. Sweat.  Governor Deal will fill vacancies from among the lists.  The Governor’s Office will contact candidates to schedule interviews.

The following names were submitted to Governor Deal:

Richmond County State Court

  • Robert "Bo" Hunter III – sole practitioner, The Hunter Firm
  • E. Freddie Sanders – partner, Capers, Dunbar, Sanders & Bellotti, LLP


Western Judicial Circuit

  • Richard F. Connelly, Jr. – Chief Magistrate, Magistrate Court of Oconee County; partner, Hudson, Montgomery, Kalivoda and Connelly
  • Brian V. Patterson – Chief Assistant District Attorney, Western Judicial Circuit
  • Regina M. Quick – solo practitioner, Regina M. Quick, P.C.; Representative, District 117, Georgia House of Representatives