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Deborah Gonzalez Gets Sworn in as District Attorney

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Deborah Gonzalez was sworn in at 2 pm this afternoon on the courthouse steps. She was elected as Athens and Oconee’s new District Attorney after a runoff between herself and opponent James Chafin earlier this month. 


“Our message of fairness, accountability, compassion, and empathy resonated with thousands of voters in Athens and Oconee. I am honored and humbled to serve as your next DA. And I am so proud to be the first woman and first minority DA in this circuit, the first Latina DA in the state of Georgia, and the first female Puerto Rican DA in the entire country.”

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!
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