Verda Colvin v Veronica Brinson for GA Supreme Court

Verda Colvin and Veronica Brinson are competing for a seat on the Georgia Supreme Court in 2022. APN breaks down this non-partisan election here:

Verda Colvin

Verda Colvin

Verda Colvin, Georgia Supreme Court Justice

2021 – present

Colvin’s website

Experience

Colvin was appointed to the Superior Court in the Macon Judicial Circuit by Governor Nathan Deal in 2014, where she served until 2019. In 2020, she was appointed to the State Court of Appeals by Governor Brian Kemp, where she served until finally being appointed to the Georgia Supreme Court in 2021.

Senior Judge David Sweat told APN that Colvin is “a judicial leader” who has undertaken several court improvement projects since she has become a Supreme Court Justice.

Judicial Perspective

At her swearing-in ceremony (see below), Colvin said, “I will always remember that embodying the law must be tempered with remembering that people and businesses alike [emphasis added] are the centerpiece of every opinion offered by the highest court of this state,” perhaps revealing pro-business sympathies.

Political Affiliation

Primary Ballots: Colvin almost always takes Democratic primary ballots, but not exclusively.
Inferred Party: Democrat

Interviews and Speeches

Veronica Brinson

Veronica Brinson

Veronica Brinson, candidate for Georgia Supreme Court Justice

Veronica Brinson is running to be a Georgia Supreme Court Justice in 2022.

Experience

Brinson is a solo practitioner who engages in criminal, civil, appellate, post trial, personal injury, family, will, contract and other areas of the law according to her website. She has served as a Municipal Court Judge for the City of Macon. Brinson also served as a legal intern for the Georgia Supreme Court at the very beginning of her career.

Brinson ran for State Senate, District 25 in 2020, but lost to Burt Jones (R).

Judicial Perspective

APN asked Brinson about Colvin’s comment (see above), and she replied: “The court serves everyone including individuals and corporations. Judges should be mindful that every decision impacts someone in real life,” seeming to agree with her opponent.

Other Issues

Brinson was arrested in 2018 for contempt of court after she “‘thumbed her nose’ at court orders for years.”

Interviews

Brinson was interviewed by the Jones County News during her run for Senate in 2020. She was also interviewed by America’s Women magazine.

Political Affiliation

Primary Ballots: Brinson always takes Democratic primary ballots.
Inferred Party: Democrat

See other candidates running in the 2022 election in the Athens-area here.