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15 September 2008

Two Candidates Seeking To Unseat Fulton State Court Judge Susan Edlein

In addition to selecting the next President of the United States and a United States Senator to represent Georgia for the next six years, voters in Fulton County will have several judicial races on their ballot come November. While most of those races aren't contested, there are a handful of judges in Fulton County facing opposition including Fulton County State Court Judge Susan Edlein.

First appointed to the bench in March of this year, Judge Edlein faces two opponents in her bid for election, Senior Assistant Clayton County District Attorney Anece Baxter White and former Fulton County Juvenile Court Judge Wanda Dallas.

Wanda Dallas says she believes that she is the most qualified candidate for state court judge based on her solid track record of success within the judicial system.

"I am running for State Court Judge because the Fulton County judicial system needs judges who not only understand the system, but can move cases without unreasonable delay," Dallas said.

Anece Baxter White is campaigning on a platform of efficiency, integrity and balanced justice to all. Baxter White touts her experience as a trial lawyer as the reason why Fulton County voters should put her on the bench.

"Judges need to have extensive trial experience to properly move cases through the system," Baxter White writes on her campaign website.

Judge Susan Edlein lists among her supporters Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, state Representatives Stacey Abrams, Kathy Ashe and Ed Lindsey, state Senators David Adelman and Kasim Reed, and former Attorney General Michael Bowers.