Swearing-in for Superior Court Judge Regina Quick Tuesday
Former Representative Regina Quick will make history when she begins serving as a Superior Court Judge in Athens. A swearing-in for Quick will take place tomorrow morning at 9:30 in the House Chamber in the Capitol. The ceremony is open to the public. Judge Quick will join the bench of the Western Judicial Circuit, consisting of Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties. According to a release from the ACC Public Information Office, the circuit was created in 1797 and Quick will be the first woman Superior Court Judge in its history.
The Superior Court is Georgia’s general jurisdiction trial court. Among other roles, it exercises exclusive, constitutional authority over felony cases, divorce, equity, and cases regarding title to land. Quick has named Edward Brumby, most recently Chief Assistant Public Defender for the Western Judicial Circuit, as her staff attorney. Quick’s main office will be in Oconee County, although she will also work out of the Athens-Clarke County Courthouse.
Governor Nathan Deal appointed Quick to the position. Republican Houston Gaines and Democrat Deborah Gonzalez are running to fill the House District 117 seat vacated by Quick.