Counselor extraordinaire, and in my opinion possibly one of the smartest folks in all of Newton Co., Robert H "Bulldog Bob" Stansfield has filed his Declaration of Intent to run for a Superior Court judgeship in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit in next year's general.
And my word, what an exciting time for judicial politics here in & around the home county! I couldn't swear to it, but I'm almost positive we've never seen THREE open positions for the Alcovy. Actually, I am sure of it. It's never happened...
Now, we'd heard about Sammy retiring & certainly it looks as if current Madam DA Layla Zon is the heir apparent to that one. Also, word of Benton from over in Walton deciding not to run again had made the rounds (Thank God! Right?), and it's looking as if Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr. may be moving on to better & brighter things.
Regardless, Bob is a lock for one of those positions, one would think.
Supposedly more information will drop next week including a web site as well as a social media page.
In closing, I'll just say this: not only is the man brilliant, in my opinion, but over the 20+ years I've known him, I think him to be good as gold, especially as it relates to the all-too-important concepts of fairness & the balancing of equities as well as Liberty & Justice.
We'll definitely be keeping an eye on this one...
- MB McCart