Special to the Citizen:
Dawn M. Baskin, Senior Assistant District Attorney for the Ocmulgee Judicial District Attorney’s Office, announced today that she will be seeking the judicial position being vacated by the retirement of The Honorable Hugh V. Wingfield. Baskin is an attorney with 21 years of experience, including 14 years with the District Attorney’s Office here in the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit. In her 14 years with the District Attorney’s Office, Ms. Baskin has been lead prosecutor on over 6000 cases. She also developed and ran the “Special Victims’ Unit” for the District Attorney’s Office for a decade. This unit specialized in the prosecution of child sexual and physical abuse in all 8 counties. As a result, Ms. Baskin has tried jury trials in every single county in this circuit. Baskin has tried more than 60 jury cases in her career, including murder, child molestation, drug trafficking and rape cases. Baskin has been involved in 5 death penalty trial, including the State of Georgia v. John Anthony Esposito, for the 1996 bludgeoning death of Lola Davis in Morgan County. Dawn Baskin was on the final four candidates selected by the Judicial Nominating Commission in 2014 for consideration by the Governor for the positions vacated with the retirement of Judge Hulane E. George and the death of Judge Jim Cline, Jr.