Christian Henry to run for Superior Judge

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Christian Henry is pleased to announce his candidacy for Judge of the Superior Courts of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit, which includes Baldwin, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Morgan, Putnam, and Wilkinson Counties. He seeks to fill the vacancy on the bench created by the announced retirement of the Honorable Hugh V. Wingfield, III. Christian “hopes to be able to serve the people of this circuit by providing fair, courteous, professional, and efficient justice,” and his “most important goal is to ensure fairness and equal treatment for everyone who appears in court.” Christian is an attorney in private practice in Madison, where he has lived and worked for the past 14 years. He established his own firm, Christian G. Henry LLC, in 2005, which is a general practice firm, focused on litigation and representing local governments. Before moving to Madison, Christian was in private practice in Atlanta for almost five years. He has tried numerous cases in the Superior and State Courts of Georgia, and has appeared before the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals more than 24 times. He is also admitted to the Bar of the United States District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia.

For the past 11 years, Christian has served as the Morgan County Attorney and has represented the Cities of Bostwick, Buckhead, Shady Dale, and Rutledge. He is currently the President of the County Attorneys Section of the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG). As to why he seeks this position on the bench, Mr. Henry says, “although I really love practicing law, especially trying cases, I look forward to a new challenge—the opportunity to help administer justice by presiding over cases, instead of representing one side.” Why would he make a good Superior Court Judge? “I believe I have a good combination of temperament, experience, patience, and insight that will enable me to serve our circuit.” Christian and his wife Cristy have been married for almost 19 years and have two children, Claire and Michael, who attend Morgan County public schools. Cristy is a nurse (RN) working for University Cancer & Blood Center at its Athens and Lake Oconee offices. The Henrys are members of Madison Baptist Church, where Christian has served on a pastor search committee, and as Deacon Chair and Trustee. Christian is a member of the Madison Kiwanis Club, where he is a past president. He has also served as the Chairman of the Morgan County Primary School Governance Board and as Chairman of the Primary School’s principal search committee. Mr. Henry enjoys spending time with his family, camping and hiking, and his hobbies include, “trying to play golf and guitar.” For more information, please go to: http://www.christianhenry.com.

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