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Grist Seeks Election to Judge Seat



By Amanda Smith


Assistant Solicitor General Rebecca Grist announced recently that she is seeking election to the judge seat of Civil and Magistrate Court of Bibb County.  She runs against encumbent Judge William Randall, who has presided for the past 6 years.

As Assistant Solicitor General, Rebecca prosecutes misdemeanor crimes, specializing in domestic violence, child battery, sexual battery and other misdemeanor crimes against individuals. For nearly 10 years, Rebecca has trained many officers, both recruits and veterans, as well as some prosecutors, on criminal prosecution and law enforcement.

Rebecca is most proud of her role in the formation of Salvation Army’s Safe House for victims of Domestic Violence and their children and was chair of the Safe House Board from 1998-2005. She has also been an active volunteer in the following programs:

·        Crisis Line and Safe House of Central Georgia – Present Nomination Committee Chair

·        Junior League if Macon – Current President, former Placement Chair

·        Christ Episcopal Church – Former member of the Vestry, Junior Warden (1996-1998), Clerk (1995), Corresponding Secretary of Rector Nominating Committee, Endowment Funds Management Committee, Membership Committee, Pastoral Care, Children’s Ministry

·        The Children’s Hospital at the Medical Center of Central Georgia – Children’s Hospital Board (1997-2003), Vice Chair (2003), Crescent House (1997-1999)

Rebecca received her B.A. at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina in 1990 and her Juris Doctorate at Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University in 1994. She is a life-long resident of Bibb County and she and her husband Joel have two children, ages 9 and 7.

When asked what she will bring to the bench, Rebecca replied, “Once in office, I will address the current problems that each court faces.”  She lists these as follows:

  • Criminal Court
    1. Providing active leadership and supervision
    2. Making the court accessible to the people
    3. Conducting pre-warrant hearings in accordance with the law
    4. Providing a morning court at the jail to ease officer workloads and increase security
  • Civil Court
    1. Judging cases on merit
    2. Applying appropriate codes in regards to the law
    3. Using staff appropriately

Rebecca hopes you will vote for her on November 7, 2006.  She says, “Your vote will have a direct impact on the lives of many citizens of Bibb County.  I will bring dignity and leadership back into the Civil and Magistrate Courts.”



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